Former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne recently discussed his anti-Game “Bury Judas” diss record and compared it amongst the likes of heavy-hitting beef tracks like Jay-Z‘s “Takeover” and Nas‘ “Ether.”
Shyne Po likened his diss track to rap moguls including the late Tupac Shakur.
“‘Bury Judas’ is just really me documenting, if you will, the influence that I’ve had on this character,” Shyne said in an interview. “I think ‘Bury Judas’ is on the level of ‘Ether,’ is on the level of ‘Takeover,’ is on the level of 2Pac, ‘Hit ‘Em Up.’ I think it was a very honest, powerful record.” (VLAD TV)
The deported New York rapper’s song premiered online last month.
“This little busta named Game wanna rhyme like Po, so rhyme like go/ I rhyme like I be climbin’ out that Rolls/ The nine I let it blow, put five up in ya clothes/ Headshots leave ya slumped reclining through ya door, oh,” he spits over rolling drums and eerie synths. Shyne goes on to charge that Game patterned his career and rap style after the MC who made an equal amount of waves in the booth and in the news following his involvement in the infamous 1999 Club New York shooting. “Smokin’ a Cuban, twistin’ up my sidelocks/ These sideways rappers, hit ‘em with them side shots,” Shyne starts his second verse before firing off: “I shoot the butterfly off your face/ And tell Jesus peace, smile at your wake.” (RapFix)
Recently, Game spoke on his issues with the one-time Bad Boy star.
“I’m very nervous, man, Shyne is on the Top 10 Most Wanted list, F.B.I.,” Game said in an interview. “It started, he came at Kendrick Lamar, that’s my little homie — plus the [good kid, m.A.A.d city] album was a good album, he said it was trash. So I had to jump out the window on him and step up for my Coast. Doing ten years in jail, dropping soap everyday, being a little lowkey butt pirate for ten years, it can change your life. Certain things going up in ya for ten years, you come out a different guy. Feeling different, rapping different, ‘Game isn’t a Blood. Big Boy, he can’t see Shyne Po. I’m in Paris. I’m with the fairies.’ … You just can’t beat that guy.” (“Big Boy’s Neighborhood”)
Prior to the diss, Game released his hard-hitting “Cough Up a Lung” beef track.
“Let’s address that b*tch a** n*gga going at Kendrick/Say the album’s trash, n*gga you full of gas / Poke holes in you, let you fill up a New York cab / N*gga in Belize all into his feelings ’cause he did 10 years for shooting at the ceiling / Then he gave you a mil, little n*gga should have chilled / Cute curly sideburns, talkin’ ’bout he real / Check my resume, any n*gga want it, I bury ‘em / Butt f*ck this n*gga, he can’t get into America.” (“Cough Up a Lung”)
Check out Shyne’s interview: