During his successful press run in New York City, ShaqIsDope visited Beats 1 to sit and play music for Karlie Hustle. Hustle critiqued the rising star’s unreleased project. ShaqIsDope also visited BET, XXL, REVOLT, and more. There will be more to come from that sitting. In the meantime, stream the latest by the Toronto musician on his SoundCloud.
“Shamelessly self-assured, the eager emcee puts in work while rapping about the tough-minded approach he took to success. Although he emulates Pusha T’s infamous grunt — and even drops a notable album title in his punchline — ShaqIsDope holds his own: over woozy production, his nimble flow sounds captivatingly effortless.” — Lakin Starling
In February, The FADER premiered “King Push” for Toronto-native rapper ShaqIsDope.
In an email to Lakin Starling, Shaq stated he is “a big fan of Pusha T.” In the summertime, the two were booked to play the same festival, but [the promoters] canceled. “I wanted to pay homage to him through a record.”
— The FADER (@thefader) February 7, 2017