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We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

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ShaqIsDope – Know Enough (Prod. Pitt Tha Kid) [Audio]

Toronto, ON ShaqIsDope is gearing up for the launch of his latest Black Frames project. So to get us itching on the new release, he decided to hit us with a new single titled “Know Enough” (produced by Pitt Tha Kid).

The track starts off with a voiceover, courtesy of the late Dr. Mya Angelou: “I don’t know when I know enough.” And then the beat drops and Shaq starts his verse.

The track is titled “Know Enough.” So you might assume that this joint is about the pursuit of knowledge. But it’s not. It’s a track about the pursuit of humility and staying humble. The idea behind it all is that you can “never know enough.” Because you’re always learning. And despite how much you think you know, you always have new things to learn.

ShaqIsDope - Know Enough (Prod. Pitt Tha Kid) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

My favourite part is when Shaq says: “I was certain that I had it all figured out/ But I was on the wrong path/ So I chose a different route.” Shaq is admitting that at some point he was starting to develop an unhealthy ego. And then he realized that it wasn’t the way to be. So basically – he just told us that he makes mistakes and that he doesn’t know it all. The dude just used those three lines to practise what he’s been preaching in this song: he doesn’t know enough.

I’ve compared ShaqIsDope to Drake before – and I’m ‘a have to make the comparison again. Especially on that last verse. I was like, “Wow. How did Shaq land a feature from his royal Drizzyness?” And then I realized it was actually just Shaq rapping. Seriously. It’s something in the flow, and the delivery, and the choice of beats. It’s all very Aubrey.


Twitter: @shaqisdope | @pittthakid

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