Months after the release of his self-titled debut album, Shyne was sent off to prison. For the past eight years, he has been an inmate in New York. Because of good behavior, he was let out early. At the start of 2009, it was announced that he would come out on October 6.
Shyne had planned to jump right back into the music, but he found himself deported. Once he got his stuff straight, Shyne went back to recording music. For the past ten years, Shyne has had the same flow. Now that he is out, he wants to capture attention and change his flow.
Because of everything that he has gone through, Shyne has decided to change his style. He said that the man he was on his previous two albums will not be returning. With a new style, Shyne hopes to finally rid himself of the jailbird image. Many people associate Shyne and his old style with his prison sentence. The new Shyne style has received mostly negative reviews. Following his diss aimed at 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks went on to tease the new style that Shyne is trying to promote.
Shyne feels that this new style will make him more marketable and he can finally move past his Bad Boy and prison image.