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Shyne

Moses Michael Leviy (born Jamal Barrow) and best known as Shyne, was born on November 8 1978 in Belize City, Belize to a Belizean Creole politician and a Garifuna mother; he has a great-grandmother who was an Ethiopian Jew. As a child, he was spurned by his father due to his illegitimacy and mixed ethnicity. Shyne is said to be a practicing Jew, having converted to Judaism while in prison and recently adopting a Jewish name. Born in Belize, Barrow relocated with his mother to Brooklyn, in New York's Flatbush district at about age 13. Despite some time on the streets in his early teens, Shyne subsequently held down a steady job while continuing his education and pursuing his interest in music. He was fortuitously overheard rhyming in a barbershop by producer DJ Clark Kent, who, noting the young MC's vocal similarity to the late Notorious B.I.G., steered him towards Combs and Bad Boy. A protégé of Sean "Diddy" Combs who had been touted as the new star of Bad Boy Entertainment following the Notorious B.I.G.'s death, Shyne's career was left in the balance by his indictment on an attempted murder charge in January 200...

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