Life After Death: The Legacy of the Notorious B.I.G.
Even before the fateful 1999 shooting that landed him a nine-year prison bid, Shynewas no stranger to controversy. Many criticized Po for his vocal similarities to B.I.G.'s. His Brooklyn upbringing, Bad Boy Records deal, and DJ Clark Kent cosign also eerily mirrored Frank White's backstory. But the uproar didn't stop Shyne from hitting platinum with his self-titled debut in 2000, or from signing a reported million-dollar deal with Def Jam upon his release.