The Re-Education of Jamal Barrow

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Ok, so I just had a conversation with Po. He wanted to explain why there’s been such a drastic change in his rhyme style/flow since his release from prison. I was going to wait until the next time he leaked a track, but I mentioned it on Twitter, and people were asking for an explanation, so here goes.

Here’s the gist of it: That guy we used to know pre-2001? The guy who shot up the club? The guy who stood in front of the judge and took a 10 year bid? The guy who used to spit like this?

That guy is dead.

That was the guy Jamal Barrow used to be, and he no longer wants to be that man. That man made choices that he’ll have to deal with for the rest of his life, and put his mother through one of the worst experiences any mother could ever have to go through. And he doesn’t want to be that man anymore.

He explained, in no uncertain terms, that in order for him to move forward with his life, and stay on the right path, he feels he needs to make drastic changes, and the flow you hear now, is just a small part of that.

So the Shyne you hear now, like it or not, for better or for worse, is the Shyne we’ll be hearing from here out. You don’t have to like it, but I think you have to respect it.

My opinion? I think he’s in a tough spot. On the one hand, he wants to progress as a human being, and on the other he wants to succeed as an artist. But we all know how fickle this game is. This game? It eats its young. People like what they like and if they don’t like it, they’re not trying to hear you out.

I think homie will be alright though, one way or another. I wish him the best.


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242 Responses to “The Re-Education of Jamal Barrow”

  1. Mag Says:

    He wanted to explain why there’s been such a drastic change in his rhyme style/flow since his release from prison.”

    -Fuck this NOISE Who cares bout this nigga?! I guess those Def Jam dollars are at work.

    and it’s big compliment if this is their P.R damage control move is hit Eskay and cool the Internets…

    *Golf Clap*

  2. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    isnt Noz the dude who asked for donations from his readers so that he could buy a new laptop??
    ====================================
    You gotta be shitting me lol.

  3. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    and it’s big compliment if this is their P.R damage control move is hit Eskay and cool the Internets…
    ===========================================
    It’s either a big compliment or more evidence that they have no idea what they’re doing in that building.

    And from the looks of these comments, I’m leaning toward the latter.

  4. hl Says:

    Miami can’t be serious right now.

  5. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    Miami can’t be serious right now.

    ^

    *cam true mag face*

    celtics!

  6. T Nelson Says:

    Yo Esk this is that old Nah Right type of shyt i miss…”real spit” as the kids would say lol

  7. sleep AKA YOUR MANS NOT ME IM ON A HORSE Says:

    nigga just stop shooting clubs up and keep the same voice. problem solved

  8. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    damn miamis bench look real sad tho. smh.

  9. hl Says:

    damn miamis bench look real sad tho. smh.

    lol…yeah, they do look quite depressed.

  10. Shooter Says:

    You gotta be shitting me lol.
    ^^^^

    lol, true story: cocaineblunts.com/blunts/?p=5336

  11. hl Says:

    Wade is fighting a lost cause right now.

  12. JihaD Says:

    Wade is fighting a lost cause right now.

    ^^

    Wade is leaving unless they bring in MAJOR help this off-season..

    JihaD

  13. Charles Oakley Says:

    don’t you have some emails to cut and paste?
    ^^
    that shit that make your soul burn slow…..

  14. Patron James Says:

    Soulnos Says:

    April 20th, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    Guy Fisher > Shyne

    ^

    never met him but god damn thats my nigga

  15. Mag Says:

    It’s either a big compliment or more evidence that they have no idea what they’re doing in that building.

    And from the looks of these comments, I’m leaning toward the latter.
    ^

    That report about Def Jam signing him sounded like a bad April fools joke. and yes I’m leaning on the latter too.

  16. verses Says:

    Blog Beef = Jenny jones and Fab cryin over who started the scarf thingo first = Gay.

    Knowledge God.

  17. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    I don’t know who’s lamer, Noz for asking for “donations” or cats who actually sent dude $$$.

    I like the site and all but if I’m correct, Noz gets paid to write for other sites.

    Can’t knock the hustle, but I’ll keep my lil bit of change, thank you.

  18. Rome Says:

    We need Wade in Toronto…If Bosh can’t convince him to be a Raptor…we are officially fucked. Smh…at the number losses the raps have taken

    Billups
    T-Mac
    Vince Carter

  19. verses Says:

    # Shooter Says:
    April 20th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    You gotta be shitting me lol.
    ^^^^

    lol, true story: cocaineblunts.com/blunts/?p=5336

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The late great Noz (C) The Fat Fuck Boy Bol.

  20. Dem Says:

    nigga just stop shooting clubs up and keep the same voice.

    ^

    no one in jamal’s inner circle can come up with this simple advice? not one?

  21. hl Says:

    I wonder how well the donations went. Considering the people that go to his site probably don’t even pay for the music they go there to discuss.

  22. The Shot Clock Says:

    wait didnt Shyne just put out a 50 diss record? it aint like this nigga aint rhyming bout the same ol gangsta shit

    being a changed man doesnt mean he has to be a terrible emcee…..lol @ this explanation of why he’s garbage now.

  23. verses Says:

    Shyne feat. Malcolm X “There Will Be Blood (50 Cent Diss)”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    oh Gawd. This is terrible…………………….

  24. Dem Says:

    lol, true story: cocaineblunts.com/blunts/?p=5336

    ^

    lemme guess, he just wanted a beer?

  25. sleep AKA YOUR MANS NOT ME IM ON A HORSE Says:

    i get mad when they put wade in the same sentence as lebron. nigga isnt even in the same library

  26. Dem Says:

    Shyne feat. Malcolm X “There Will Be Blood (50 Cent Diss)”

    ^

    yeah, this shit makes me want to yell “getcho hand out my pocket!”

  27. Rome Says:

    oh Gawd. This is terrible…………………….

    ^
    ahaaaaaa *jada voice*

  28. JDS just looks at her, looks at her... Says:

    Solar….what nigga says R.I.P. to himself at the end of a letter???

    ^^

    hilarious

  29. k-rob Says:

    he shot up a club and hit innocent ppl, the dude that threw money at diddy is chillin somewhere. shyne was never nice get over it.name a hit other than the barrington levy track?
    LA reid need to be fired ASAP.why niggas making excuses for a wack wash up rapper who threw his life away. this is the wrong message because yall respect dude for shooting innocent unarmed ppl in a club not a street shit.that is the only reason i see some ppl justifying the wack ass rapper, because he sure as know evidence that he was nice.

  30. Shooter Says:

    shoutouts to Bol, morbidly obese, half blind and apparently living in abject poverty and he still never asked me for some cash

  31. Hi Hater! Says:

    Hey Shyne!!! You’re DONE!!! You aint going nowhere with this garbage ass flow

    ok, bye!!

  32. aaron Says:

    bangs>shyne

  33. BooBoo Says:

    fuck outta here with that dumb shit… quit acting like a diva and don’t change your flow, mature with your rhymes… smh

  34. Logic Speaks Says:

    Changing your lyrical content is fine, changing EVERYTHING about how you rap is not. I’m probably the only nigga in Cali still pumpin Shyne’s old shit in the summertime with the windows down, and I’ll be the first to tell you this new shit is trash.

  35. Huro Says:

    Shyne ..you putting out a album and switch up your flow to a wack one
    and you expect to shift that album and make your payment back ?

    Nope..you done

  36. D Says:

    BUT HE’S STILL SPITTIN “GUN/MURDER/KILL” “I’M A KINGPIN” ECT

    DON’T MAKE MUCH SENSE

  37. MisUnderStood Says:

    Let’s be clear!! Shyne is not a Gangsta or G!! He’s a dumb n*gga who shot in the air at the club…He’s the dumb n*gga who had a poor defense strategy on his trial…and he’s also the dumb n*gga who came out jail with a f@cked up hair cut and his security guards leather jacket.

    His rhymes and flow were okay at best before he went to jail…now he’s straight sleepy status!

    I can’t believe Eskay or whoever wrote this post wrote 4 paragraphs dedicated to someone this corny…yet spends their entire life sh*tting on 50 who actually went against the grain, heated up the streets by himself (before the Eminem and Dre co-sign), got his crew paid, and put out HOT gangtsa music consistently.

    If gangsta music isn’t your cup of tea…then don’t celebrate all of the weak gangsta music you post and sh*t on 50 who all of his so called competition respects and listens to his music!

    Shyne is the only dude who went to prison and came out skinnier…tells you he was probably washing draws for men!! Def Jam…I hope he didn’t cash the check…otherwise LA Reid’s ass is outta here!

  38. parodi Says:

    bullshit..

    he’s lost it. PERIOD.

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  40. AFGun Says:

    damn this nigga actually giviin an explanation? so wat r we all supppose to b like “oooooh thats why, ok cool then in that case”. no1 wants to hear that wack shit. u want a drastiic change, do somethiing else for a living. this nigga’s a tru jew if he’s expecting empathy.. kill yaself homo

  41. JohnDough Says:

    damn this nigga actually giviin an explanation? so wat r we all supppose to b like “oooooh thats why, ok cool then in that case”. no1 wants to hear that wack shit. u want a drastiic change, do somethiing else for a living. this nigga’s a tru jew if he’s expecting empathy.. kill yaself homo

    ^^

    Cold but the truth always is!

  42. the real sharpy Says:

    the general consenus of the comments seems to be,

    peeps ain’t feelin shyne’s new flow at all,
    & that u can’t say i’m changing myself, my attitude & my flow, whilst still talkin about the same subject matter,

    my opinion: pre 2001 shyne po ain’t dead, he’s just rappin funny right now,

    DEF JAM: ”can you still rap like you used to?”
    SHYNE: yes, but i’n not gunna

    ME: 2001 shyne, will be back soon, lol

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