Jamaal Shyne Barrow, a co-defendant of hip hop star Sean Puffy Combs, arrives at State Supreme Court in New York on March 16, 2001 for continuing jury deliberations in their trial. Barrow faces attempted murder and assault charges and Combs faces weapons possession and bribery charges stemming from a December, 1999 nightclub shooting. PM

Rapper Shyne was released from jail Tuesday after serving eight years, a Clinton Correctional Facility staffer confirmed to CBS.

The New York rapper Jamal Barrow, best known as Shyne was charged in March 2001 in relation to a 1999 New York nightclub shooting involving Sean P.Diddy Combs and Jennifer Lopez.

During his time in jail he released two albums and converted to Judaism. He also changed his name officially to Moses Michael Leviv, CBS reported.