After inking a deal with Def Jam earlier this year, Shyne has hit up SOHH to reveal his issues with the renowned record label and hint at plans to possibly join Lil Wayne and Baby at Cash Money Records.
Shyne blames Def Jam's lack of interest in promoting and pushing hip-hop acts as a reason for him to seek another label home.
"I'm definitely trying to get with Cash Money but the Def Jam thing is a question mark right now," Shyne told SOHH. "I've been fixing to get up out of there for a while now because [Island Def Jam CEO] L.A. Reid don't care about hip-hop. The people up there, they don't know what they're doing. When you don't have a strong leader, where you gonna go? ... They don't care about hip-hop music. You give them a hip-hop record with an R&B singer, you "might" have a chance. They don't care. You got The Roots, Ghostface, Nas, probably the best hip-hop roster you could imagine and they do nothing. L.A. Reid doesn't want nothing to do with rappers -- it's nothing personal, I don't have nothing personal with dude but he makes it known he doesn't care about hip-hop. So I'm really interested in seeing who's gonna replace him. Because I know he's been replaced -- so I wanna find out who's gonna take his spot before I decide what I'm gonna do with Def Jam...The music that we make is responsible for pop, R&B, everything that's jumping right now..."
Shyne Wants Out Of Def Jam