After the success of Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter IV reaching platinum status, former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne has offered his reaction to contributing to Weezy’s highly acclaimed LP.
Featured on Wayne’s “Outro” along with rap heavy weights including Busta Rhymes and Nas, Shyne credits the Young Money star for putting him back into the spotlight.
“I owe a lot to Wayne for putting me on that record,” said Shyne, 32. “That was a man gesture on his part, just taking me from the ashes. It took a while for me to find my voice and for me to get back in my rhythm. I’ll be forever grateful to Wayne believing in me and respecting my legacy, respecting what I stand for and putting me on that record. “He didn’t have anything to gain from that,” Shyne added. “It’s not like I’m the hottest thing on the block right now, but a legacy is a legacy. My first two albums were classics. I honor that dude.” (XXL Mag)
“Outro” producer Willy Will hit up SOHH earlier this year and talked about having Shyne, Andre 3000, Nas, Bun B and Busta Rhymes all perform on his instrumental.
“Even though Shyne came out of nowhere I think the biggest shocker to me was probably Andre 3000,” Willy told SOHH. “Especially since he wasn’t listed [to appear]. When you listen, out of nowhere here he comes and I think it’s a shock value because Andre doesn’t even rap but maybe once a year. For him to come out and do this song with Wayne was a big surprise to me. For him to even do the feature was a shock and then for it to be my record, I think that might have been the biggest shocker. Secondly it would be Shyne because I haven’t heard Shyne rap in forever. But first and foremost it would be Dre. Dre doesn’t really kind of do these things often.” (SOHH)
Last year, Shyne told SOHH Weezy was one of many rap stars he hoped to collaborate with following nearly a ten-year jail bid.
“I definitely want to collaborate with Baby, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane,” Shyne revealed to SOHH. “I’d also want to record with Usher, Rihanna, there’s a few people that I’m jacking their style, definitely. Obviously Jay-Z is always somebody you’d like to do a record with.” (SOHH)
He also informed SOHH of having a longstanding relationship with Cash Money’s Baby a.k.a. Birdman.
“Me and Baby have had a longstanding relationship for over 10 years, since I’ve been out in the streets,” Shyne added. “I’ve known him from way back then. We just kept that relationship. When I was in the pen, he got at me. When I got out the pen, he got at me. He’s always been one of those O.G.’s that always stood tall and do what people from the block do. That’s just what he does, he’s just a good dude. So it’s inevitable that we keep that connection.” (SOHH)
Check out “Outro” below: