Former Bad Boy artist Shyne has officially made his return to hip-hop with the release of his new song, “Messiah.”
The track officially debuted Monday (April 12) night.
“I got the city on my back,” Shyne raps. “Pretty women in the sack, rollin’ in the Rolls/Sit, sittin’ in my lap/This is not a rap fool, this a not an act/Welcome to New York blood, this is where it’s at/Snitches take a nap with the fishes and the rats/Buried in the dirt where the witnesses is at/Hear the whistle when I clap from the missile that I pack/Once you violate, like a ribbon, it’s a wrap/From Gangland to the Oval Office, next ten years I’ma control the market..” (“Messiah”)
Shyne’s new track has already received praise from various music outlets and critics.
The beat is incredibly gutter, but Shyne’s voice alone is going to shake up the Big Apple. It’s commanding and distinct. He automatically catches your attention, and there’s no trace of rust in his flow. I predict that NYC is going to be cheering for Shyne for quite some time. Swizz Beatz already told us weeks ago that he would lace Shyne’s album, and who knows who else will contribute to Shyne’s comeback? He’s still one of the most respected in the game. (MTV)
The rapper was originally set to debut his first post-prison track on DJ Khaled‘s Victory album.
“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)
Last February, music executive LA Reid inked Shyne to a recording contract with Def Jam.
“I have come here to stand by Shyne and to officially kick off our partnership with Island Def Jam Music Group and Gangland Records and so it is really an honour to be here, really very special place. I am here because great people are worthy of travelling many many miles for it and I come here to say that your country is great and I hope you guys know that this is a great man from your country who deserves this kind of respect and who deserves this kind of support. So that is why we are here.” (7 News Belize)
Listen to Shyne’s new “Messiah” song below: