Godfather Buried Alive (2004) Bad Boy artist Shyne is currently serving a 10-year sentence from a 1999 felony shooting charge, Shyne recorded Godfather Buried Alive in the months leading… 2004-08-10 Shyne Hip-Hop/Rap
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Godfather Buried Alive (2004)

Shyne | FEELING 'ALIVE' Despite a prison sentence
Image credit: Shyne: James Patrick Cooper/Retna
FEELING 'ALIVE' Despite a prison sentence

Details Release Date: Aug 10, 2004; Lead Performance: Shyne; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Bad Boy artist Shyne is currently serving a 10-year sentence from a 1999 felony shooting charge, Shyne recorded Godfather Buried Alive in the months leading up to his incarceration -- though the disc's highlight, the seething ''For the Record,'' sounds like it was captured via phone from his cellblock: ''This jail only made me much more ruthless,'' he spits. Shyne's Tupac-esque reflections on honor and mortality are penetrating, and suggest there are greater meditations yet to be unleashed.

Originally posted Aug 19, 2004 Published in issue #779-780 Aug 20, 2004 Order article reprints