Shyne may have been able to make an album while he’s been in jail but any of his proceeds have now been removed from his grasps. Brooklyn Justice Michael Garson has issued a freeze on his assets including the three million dollars he received in a record deal from Def Jam Records.

Using the “Son of Sam” law, which prohibits convicted criminals from profiting from their crimes. Until Shyne’s civil lawsuits are settled from the shooting he was involved in 1999, the money will remain in an escrow account. Judge Garson believes any and all funds Shyne received should “be preserved for payment of any judgment received by the plaintiffs”.

Shyne’s last album The Godfather Buried Alive debuted at number 3 on the Billboard charts in August of 2004 and has sold over 433,000 copies since its release. Shyne is currently being held in the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York.