Shyne.......? Is He Still Rapping Or Preaching About The Jewish Faith Instead? His "Spiritual" Journey Finds Him Relocated & Living In Jerusalem


Is Shyne a gangster? Or is he a devout religious man? Is he going to be rapping about bussin guns or reading from The Tanakh?



He seems to be as confused about where his career is headed as we are.

Since his October 2009 release from prison and subsequent banishment to his native Belize, the rapper has sent mixed signals about his career and lifestyle choices.



Upon his release Shyne, born Jamal Barrow signed a hefty deal with Def Jam Records and immediately started making diss records aimed at 50 Cent.

All of the disses were widely regarded as trash by hip hop heads. His once distinctive flow was gone, he sounded more like a bitter old man than a hungry rapper.

50 thought so little of the diss tracks he didn't bother responding on record. He did however make a hilarious video clowning Shyne on a Def Jam conference call.

Since then, months have passed and there has been no new music from Shyne, who has legally changed his name to Moshe Levi Ben-David, to reflect his Jewish faith.

Now word is, Shyne has left Belize and moved to Jerusalem, where he is on a "spiritual journey."

Sporting a shaved head and characteristic sidecurls of an ultra-Orthodox Jew, the rapper told ABC News he has 5 albums finished that are heavily influenced by his spiritual journey.





"I am not ashamed of the mistakes I have made. I'm not ashamed of where I was in order to get to where I am. Moshe Levi has a great impact on the music that Shyne makes." he said.







But seriously, where is the music dude? And is there anybody left that still wants to hear it?