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In a recent interview with SOHH rapper Shyne admitted that he is ready to walk away from the recording contract that he signed with Def Jam just 8 months ago. Even though Shyne signed a multi million dollar contract for the place that Russell built, he says that Def Jam has no interest in pushing Hip Hop artists.

Hmmm….Now Shyne maybe they have no interest in pushing YOU because your music is terrible and you’ve been exiled to an island thousands of miles away from the states. Please have a seat sir!!!!

“I’m definitely trying to get with Cash Money but the Def Jam thing is a question mark right now. I’ve been fixing to get up out of there for a while now because [Island Def Jam CEO] L.A. Reid don’t care about hip-hop. The people up there, they don’t know what they’re doing. When you don’t have a strong leader, where you gonna go? … They don’t care about hip-hop music. You give them a hip-hop record with an R&B singer, you “might” have a chance. They don’t care. You got The Roots

, Ghostface, Nas, probably the best hip-hop roster you could imagine and they do nothing. L.A. Reid doesn’t want nothing to do with rappers — it’s nothing personal, I don’t have nothing personal with dude but he makes it known he doesn’t care about hip-hop. So I’m really interested in seeing who’s gonna replace him. Because I know he’s been replaced — so I wanna find out who’s gonna take his spot before I decide what I’m gonna do with Def Jam…The music that we make is responsible for pop, R&B, everything that’s jumping right now…”

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