News: DJ Khaled Blames Shyne's "Victory" Removal On Hackers, "The Record Got Leaked" [Video]
Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 4:05PM
DJ Khaled has explained why Shyne was taken off of his upcoming album, Victory, and said hackers were largely responsible for the removal.
According to Khaled, the "All My Life" track was released online without authorization.
"He fit me into his schedule and I appreciate it," Khaled said about Shyne. "The thing is, the record got leaked. Some hacker actually leaked it and it messed me up because when they leaked it, the publishers on the production of the track -- came at me and tried to come at me on some legal stuff so I couldn't even use it on my album. That's why I hate these hackers. They ruin surprises -- but at the end of the day, at least the streets got it and we fed the streets." (Jessie Maguire)
An updated tracklisting shows that a few of the original guest features were taken off.
The tracklisting for DJ Khaled's Victory album has changed a bit since first being released in December. Amazon has updated the planned tracks for the March 2 album on E1 Entertainment, and for reasons unknown, several high-profile appearances have been removed or altered. While several tracks were added, including aBusta Rhymes vow of support on the intro and Lil Wayne has been added to "Fed Up" pairing him with fellow southern rap titans Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, others have been removed. "All My Life", billed to be Shyne's first new verse since 2004, was removed. Both Kanye West and Jadakiss were also pulled from the track "Victory," which will still include Nas and John Legend. Fat Joe also no longer appears on the album, having been replaced by Ace Hood on "Bring The Money Out." (Hip Hop DX)
Shyne's "All My Life" verse landed online earlier this month.
"From the streets of New York, where the streets don't sleep, Shyne get 'em!," Khaled says prior to the rapper's verse. "All my life I've been rolling with the D's and the C's," Shyne raps, "Steady ducking the police, ain't a friend/When they take me ahead, they fill me with lead -- Until it come to an end, I'll be bleeding in bed/I live slowly let you read in the F.E.D.S., Daddy wasn't there but my mama was a gem/But I ain't trippin' though, that's how I kill a flow....." ("All My Life")
Khaled recently spoke on his relationship with Shyne.
"Shyne is a good friend of mine, he's just a real dude, you know what I'm saying," Khaled said in an interview. "I kept contact with him when he got out, you know what I'm saying, I reached out to him and he's just a great person. I asked him to be on the album and he was like, 'Yo Khaled, you've been waving the Shyne flag since day one,' you know what I'm saying and he got on it. I know a lot of people holla at him and he's in Belize, he's doing his thing, he's a good brother, a real brother and he definitely repped me to the fullest and I appreciate it man. So shout-out to Shyne, Shyne Po, Shyne what it do?" (VIBE)
Check out DJ Khaled speaking on Shyne's removal down below: