Bad Boy Records was in its Heydey at that time as well as it's Post Biggie Era and Shyne was it's new up and coming star but the felony charges and prison sentence halted his career and probably that of Bad Boy RECORDS. HOWEVER NEWS TO ME, Shyne is a green card toting immigrant from the beautiful country of Belize (his dad is the Prime Minister) and is facing deportation after his release because of his felony rap sheet.
DANG DIDDY!!! I can't say the hip hop world was awaiting Shyne's release BUT a HOTT SINGLE/Album could have been responsible for BadBoy Records GREAT come back of the success the label experienced in the 90s as a result of people's curiosity of Shyne's skills (does he still have it, what does he have to say?).....Anywho, everyone deserves a second chance and I'm glad to see Shyne released!!!!