August 10, 2004
Belizean rapper Shyne released his second studio album, Godfather Buried Alive, through Def Jam Recordings in 2004. Shyne was incarcerated at the time of its release due to a 1999 shooting incident. He recorded one song on the album while in jail over the phone, with the other 12 tracks being previously recorded vocals.
The album featured production from Swizz Beatz, a young Kanye West, Just Blaze, Charlemagne, and Yogi, among a few others. The various featured artists include Ashanti, Foxy Brown, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Swizz Beatz and Mashonda.
Godfather Buried Alive debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 158,000 copies sold in its first week. The album became RIAA certified gold in December of 2004.
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