Six months after his release from prison and deportation to Belize, Shyne is apparently getting his music career back on track. The MC dropped a record called "Messiah" on Monday night, and on Tuesday morning (March 13), MTV News got hold of his handiwork on a remix of Rihanna's "Rude Boy."
"You say you want a 'Rude Boy,' huh?/ Please/ Let the shotta know/ This penitentiary pipe will have you singing opera notes," Shyne raps to start the song off. "Lock and load, where you wanna go? ... / This is rock and roll, with them choppers though/ Tell junior, fall back now that daddy's home."
From there, he tells labelmate Rihanna that he wants what she has in her pants (and he doesn't mean pocket change). The rest of the song is basically the version of "Rude Boy" that has been on the charts for the past several weeks, with Rihanna steering the ship.
"Girl, I'm everything you heard ... / When I'm finished, you gonna want to be the wife/ Not tonight, 'cause I'm too cool."
Shyne returns for one final verse at the end: "Girl, I'm everything you heard ... / When I'm finished, you gonna want to be the wife/ Not tonight, 'cause I'm too cool."
"I got the city on my back, pretty women in the sack," he says. "Rollin' in the Rolls/ Sit, sittin' in my lap/ This is not a rap, fool, this is 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."
Shyne signed a reported multi-million-dollar deal in February and has been overseas working on his project. Due to issues with immigration following his nine-year prison sentence, he has not been allowed back in the U.S., where he has spent most of his life.
There is no official word from Def Jam as to whether this remix of "Rude Boy" is official.
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