Shaq Releases “You Can’t Stop The Reign” Collaboration With Notorious B.I.G.

Former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal has a longstanding history in the world of hip-hop, collaborating with some of the industry’s biggest names. However, one of the most notable moments in his rap career was his work with the legendary Notorious B.I.G on the track “You Can’t Stop The Reign.” After years of anticipation, the song is finally available for streaming.

Originally featured on Shaq’s 1996 album of the same name, “You Can’t Stop The Reign” showcases the unlikely duo’s chemistry and skill. The track features Shaq spitting verses like “You ain’t even fit to step in Shaq’s arena / I look inside your mind and I see your shook demeanor / In your eyes, why are you surprised? / No matter how you try, not fly as Elliuqahs” before Biggie effortlessly flows with lines such as “Uh, I speak deep with killers about million-dollar figures / Blessing n****s in Ac Legends and Vigors / Cream lizards, cream Coogis, I do my duty / As long as they fly as me and high as me.”

The release of “You Can’t Stop The Reign” comes as a precursor to the upcoming online release of Shaq’s third studio album on June 28. Alongside Notorious B.I.G, the album boasts collaborations with other hip-hop heavyweights such as Jay-Z, DJ Quik, and Mobb Deep.

Reflecting on his time in the studio with The Notorious B.I.G, Shaq shared a touching anecdote during an appearance on Drink Champs. He recalled feeling nervous about impressing the iconic rapper with his verse, but ultimately receiving Biggie’s seal of approval after a memorable recording session.

Despite its initial release over two decades ago, “You Can’t Stop the Reign” resonates with fans and represents Shaq’s influence and impact on the rap scene. The track’s availability on DSPs allows a new generation of listeners to experience the iconic collaboration between two legends in their respective fields.