Rapper Shyne is either trying to intentionally stir controversy or is truly expressing his honest opinion, but one thing for sure is he is receiving a lot of backlash for his views.
Shyne is in the news again for dissing Hip-Hop newcomer Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut studio album “good kid, m.A.A.d city.”
The album has earned critical acclaim from critics, including a classic rating by XXL Magazine.
Shyne took to Twitter to praise the 25-year-old rapper for his talent, but called the Compton native’s album “traaaaash!”
“Yoooo! Kendrick Lamar is talented with a lot of potential but his album is traaaaash!”
Shyne wrote The Game and 50 Cent’s debut albums lived up to their expectations, but Lamar’s album did not.
“The game Documentary even 50 get rich or die trying lived up to the hype and were classics,” he wrote. “Good kid is trash!”
The backlash soon flooded the rapper’s timeline with many calling the “Bad Boy” rapper a “hater.”
“When did honest become hating,” he wrote in response to backlash he received. “I expected doggy style or the chronic. I got a product that was trash.”
A debate ensued on Twitter but Shyne was not budging on his stance.
“I’m inspired by other people’s greatness, it makes me work harder,” Shyne wrote. “I looked forward to hearing an instant classik from good kid. Trash!”
“All kendric lamar d#%^ riders & nut huggers!” he wrote. “His album was trash! Good kid! Terrible album!”
This isn’t the first time Shyne has received backlash for his views. The rapper raised eyebrows after saying he would endorse Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Does Shyne have a point about Kendrick Lamar’s album? Is it really overrated? Sound off below.