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Friday, June 11, 2010

"Can't Stop This..." #ClassicFriday

You all remember when Mr. Shaquille O'Neal tried his hands at rapping back in the day? (Stop laughing)  Surprisingly, unlike his other counterparts that tried the same route (smh), he actually wasn't as bad; especially on this track...

Back in '96, Shaq released his third album You Can't Stop the Reign which boosted appearances from the likes of Jay-Z, Mobb Deep, Rakim, Lord Tariq, Bobby Brown, and many others but one particular feature gave hip-hop heads another classic.

After a brief intro by Shaq, thunder and rain drops ensues followed by a soulful backdrop that is the title track which features none other than the Notorious BI.G. , one of the few features of his left behind.  "You Can't Stop the Reign" features B.I.G. and Shaq trading verses about their lifestyles and simply why their the sh*t.  What should be noted is the fact that although B.I.G. dominates the track, Shaq also holds his own.

"I rely on Bed-Stuy to shut it down when I die..."

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