Shyne’s Funds Frozen

Jailed rapper Shyne has been barred from receiving any money from his $3 million record deal until a lawsuit against him is resolved.

The rapper – real name Jamal Barrow – signed a contract with Island Def Jam last year and recorded part of his latest album while incarcerated.

But a Brooklyn, N.Y., judge ruled March 16th that the money from the record deal, which includes a $500,000 advance, will be frozen pending the outcome of a civil lawsuit related to the 1999 Manhattan nightclub shooting that landed Barrow a prison sentence in 2001.

The judge said the money should “be preserved for payment of any judgment received by the plaintiffs,” who were wounded in the shooting. New York’s “Son of Sam” law prevents convicts from profiting from their crimes.