Quotes & Inspiration

“Disappointments and hardships often provide artists the fuel they need to make great art, which is perhaps what happened to ShaqisDope last summer: He was supposed to perform on the same stage as one of his favourite artists, Pusha T, but the festival, unfortunately, got canceled. Though he missed out on the opportunity to connect with the G.O.O.D. Music President, SID decided to pay homage to his idol with the above track “King Push.” Over production by Mark Niels, ShaqisDope confidently flows about his own relentless work ethic on the path to success, while cleverly channeling the spirit of the King himself with several references and allusions, including an impression of Pusha’s signature grunt.” — Josephine Cruz