Shyne Gets 10 Years in Rykers


was sentence to 10 years in Rykers after being convicted

for a December 1999 shooting. Convicted in March, Shyne

admitted to having a gun yet maintained he didn’t

shoot anyone. According to MTV, Shyne said, "I'm

(appealing) for mercy (and for the court) not to waste

my life." Since entering jail, Shyne has started

YES, a program where he speaks to troubled youth.

According to MTV, Cheryl Fox Spencer, a representative

for Shyne indicated that the 21 year-old had completed

a second album entitled Dear America. Whether

or not the album would be on Puffy Comb’s Bad Boy

Records was unclear. However, she said it would at least

be released through Arista Records, Bad Boy’s parent


Prior to sentence, Shyne called BET’s "106

& Park" yesterday and spoke to host AJ and

Free. He expressed gratitude for the support from fans

and friend. He also said he was counseling many of the

youth within the prison via his new organization, YES

(Youth Empowerment Sessions). "I’m just trying

to share with them what it took for me to survive,"

he said. "Right now we are living in hell, being