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Shyne Dropped From Def Jam?

Here’s a piece of news that comes as no surprise; Brooklyn rapper Shyne has reportedly been released from his deal with Def Jam Recordings.

Shyne was released from prison in August 2009 after serving nearly nine years for his involvement in a 1999 New York City club shooting.

Upon his released Shyne signed a million dollar deal with Def Jam (but that was before Def Jam figured out his new music was garage).

Subsequently, Shyne was deported to Belize.

According to producer Ken Lewis, who worked on Shyne’s 2004 album Godfather Buried Alive and Jay-Z & Kanye’s Watch The Throne, Shyne has since been released from Def Jam.

“Well, I mixed 18 songs for the upcoming album and produced two, but he got dropped from Def Jam [Records], and I haven’t heard from him since,” Lewis said in a recent interview.

“That may not be common knowledge. [Laughs] That might get me in trouble. His release date was splattered as May 17 all over the world, but the day came and went, and I never heard from Shyne again.”

“I don’t really know what happened to him, I just know that as far as I’m concerned, I’m not a part of that record anymore.”

Considering when we last heard, Shyne was spending his days living in Jerusalem, under the name Moses Michael Levi, it was only a matter of time before Def Jam dropped him.

We’ll update this story once Shyne releases an official statement.