Former Bad Boy Records artists Shyne has opened up about the relevance Belize has on his life and why he is focused on rebuilding his homeland.
The rapper who was deported to Belize after released from prison last year believes there is an opportunity which rests within him to generate interest in Belize.
“I hope that I can make entertainment that will have a mass appeal, allowing me to generate the resources where I could build better housing, build up the infrastructure, get businessmen to come down and invest, build hotels, build restaurants, just totally develop the country. Probably take like maybe a couple billion dollars to really get it started. And success is magnetic, so if I’m touring all across the world and my sh-t is jumpin’, then muthaf*ckas gon’ want to be a part of that Shyne experience. And part of that Shyne experience is being in Belize. And that’s what I hope I can do. The exposure, attracting the tourism, but more so being an attraction–being a national treasure. And through my relationships in business and the different billionaire dudes I know, getting them to see that we can make this a Central-American Dubai and that there’s more jobs for everybody, there’s better education for everybody–just a total overhaul of the country and industrializing it and modernizing it.”
In a recent interview, Shyne talked about being a representation of the people.
“The reason that I’m blessed and the reason I’m even existing today in a world with people’s attentions so short and motherf*ckers don’t even remember what happened ten minutes ago, or the last rapper from ten years ago, the only reason motherf*ckers are jacking Shyne is divine intervention,” Shyne said in an interview about remaining relevant from prison. “It’s because I’m for the people. I’m for my brother. I don’t care what color, I don’t care what rag you waving, if it’s right, I’m with you. And that’s like saying how did Martin Luther King‘s dream get recognized? How does Barack Obama exist? That’s because what they were doing was right. It was never about Matin Luther King. It was never about Barack Hussein Obama. It was never about [Nelson] Mandela. It was never about Abraham Lincoln or John Quincy Adams when he defended the runaway slaves. It was about what was right. Men aren’t great, men can just do it for great things to take place on this earth. God has preserved me because he knows I’m honest.”