Exclusive: Shyne Sheds Light on His Controversial Kendrick Lamar Remarks

(AllHipHop News) With the recent release of West Coast newcomer Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, the Hip-Hop world was set abuzz this week, with many industry insiders, along with fans and listeners, crowning him a “breath of fresh air.”

After rapper Shyne spoke publicly about not feeling all of the “hype” surrounding Lamar’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d. city release, many mainstays in the West Coast came to the young rapper’s defense. Both Game and Nipsey Hussle traded shots with the deported rapper through Twitter.

Since the controversy, Shyne reached out to to share his feelings directly on Lamar and his new album:

“Kendrick Lamar, you know what I’m saying, his album is alright. I don’t see what all the hype is about. He’s nice, he has a lot of potential; definitely didn’t make a Doggy Style, it wasn’t no Ready to Die

“But he’s nice with it, and I like the way he talks about that life without really claiming that life. He explains how he was around that and how he seen that, but he ain’t really saying that he was that he’s saying, ‘I was there, I seen everything that was happening. But I kinda didn’t wanna be involved in that. I kind of ducked out of that.’

“I like that. I like that honesty.”

UPDATE: Kendrick Lamar has finally responded to Shyne’s comments in recent days, telling Hip Hop Wired from a Samsung event in Los Angeles: “It’s really no response [to him]. I’m not a sensitive guy, so that’s his opinion. Can’t stop what the world thinks, so yeah, that’s him.”

Download Shyne’s Gangland HERE

RELATED: Part 1 of’s recent, exclusive interview with Shyne:

Follow Shyne on Twitter (@OriginalShyne).

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  • mykenyce

    GKMC is the most important and fresh “debut” album since “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot”….lyrically and cuz of the impact it’s having on the culture….K.Dot bringing the essence back!!!!!

  • candiceillmatic1994

    Much respect to k. Dot. He sets the bar high for these new era of rappers. Actually, im feeling da whole black hippy movement. TDE! Love the GKMC album! Schoolboy Q setbacks is tight too! The west got somethin to say!! (play on words from andre 3000 at ’95 source awards)

  • candiceillmatic1994

    None of shynes albums were like doggystyle or ready to die. So wtf??! GKMC!

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