In light of rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow being released from prison last month, SOHH spoke with Rick Ross and Triple C’s to get their reaction to a fellow emcee re-entering the rap game.
For Ross, he has been a fan of the New York rapper’s music since his self-titled debut in 2000.
“I can’t wait,” Ross said about Shyne’s release. “You know that last album, Godfather Buried Alive, sh*t was hard. Sh*t was hard and not to mention his first album, when he first came out. The Barrington Levy sh*ts, some of my favorite records right there and just everything he represents, his love for it. He handled his business like a ‘G.’ He went and handled his business so it is what it is. He’s got a lot to come home to, he most definitely has the streets waiting for him and he most definitely get anything he needs on this side from you know, n*ggas like us.” (SOHH)
Triple C’s Torch also extended his hand outward to Shyne.
“Ah nah, Shyne man, he done put in a lot of work in the streets,” Torch added. “He kept his toes down, ten toes down, real n*gga. So anything he needs on my side, it’s open.” (SOHH)
Shyne’s father, Prime Minster Dean Barrow, recently spoke on his son’s deportation to Belize and shared his initial reaction to seeing him after nearly nine years behind bars.
“When I saw him yesterday I really was stunned,” Barrow said in an interview. “You don’t go to jail for that period of time without it obviously exacting a huge toll on you but I really was shocked to see what it had physically done to him and clearly it will take some time for him to be able to recover from that experience. Not having gone through it myself, I don’t know whether anyone is ever able to recover. But it was wonderful to see that he is free at last and good to have him in Belize. Although he appeared physically frail, it was obvious that he is mentally as strong as ever and certainly kept talking to me about what his presence here at home could mean for this country, what opportunities he could cause us to be able to, he could create for us.” (7 News Belize)
A detailed account of his arrival into Belize landed online last week.
Shyne, the son of Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow, was greeted by his father, uncle Michael Finnigan, who is also the island`s Minister of Housing, his mother Imeon Myvett, his brother Anwar, other relatives, several curious Belizeans, and the press corps upon his arrival late Wednesday. Moses Michael Levy, a name he adopted in prison after he changed his religion from Christianity to Judaism, then journeyed to the Princess Royal Youth Hostel where he spend more than an hour chatting with delinquent youth who live there. (Carribean World News)
Check out Rick Ross & Triple C’s speaking with SOHH about Shyne below: