The Case: Jamal “Shyne” Barrow was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a nightclub shooting that led to 3 people being injured. With his boss as his co-defendant, Shyne took the rap while Diddy walked away a free man.
The Verdict: After serving 9 years of his sentence, the Brooklyn bred emcee was released in October of 2009, but subsequently deported to his native land of Belize. With a sizeable fanbase waiting on his return and a number of high profile figures from within the Hip-Hop community championing his reentrance into the rap game and—a distinct change in his voice and flow led to his supporters begging for Shyne to rehash his original rhyme style. However, the hardened rabbi in-training refuses to oblige to the requests and continues to march to the beat of his own drum.