Shyne Pens A Letter To Def Jam Records
He doesn't sound too happy...
New York rapper Shyne recently wrote an open letter talking about his frustrations with Def Jam Records and how the company treats its artists.
Shyne wasn’t shy to point the finger at the label's CEO L.A. Reid either, reports Allhiphop.com.
He said in the letter: "Def Jam is dying thanks L.A. Reid! Middle fingers to you too. Antonio L.A. Reid, quite frankly, doesn't give a curse word about hip-hop, he doesn't get it.
"He fails to comprehend the holy institution that is Def Jam. How a Jewish guy named Rick and an African American guy from Hollis Queens by the name of Russell set the foundation for a billion dollar industry from an NYU dorm is beyond him, it offends Chairman Reid that these hoodlums and criminals call themselves musicians.
“Whatever happened to the days of Shalimar and ‘Tender Lover’? F**king rappers! Mr. Reid doesn't understand that Nas and Ghost Face Killah are modern day prophets. The Roots are Mozart, Shyne is Moses and Kanye West is Van Gogh.
"How else do you make the colossal mistake of not keeping arguably the most influential rapper/rocker [Jay-Z] around?"