Incarceration, deportation and betrayal (supposedly); it’s been a long and gruelling road for Shyne up to this point, but at least he’s back in one piece. The former Bad Boy golden child commemorated the 12th anniversary of his 2000 self-titled debut album — and released his first full-length since ’04’s Godfather Buried Alive LP — yesterday with this new mixtape, Gangland. With RZA, Pusha T and Danja all contributing, there’s some tough rap gems to be unearthed in the collection. Shyne is still insistent on sounding like a poor man’s Rick Ross, though (“ugh!”).
Stream Gangland below and download the mixtape over on DatPiff.