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ShaqIsDope – Stress Free (Prod. Krews) [Audio]

Toronto, ON ShaqIsDope just hit us with his latest single titled “Stress Free” off his forthcoming Black Frames mixtape. This joint is all about the pursuit of simplicity.

Shaq lays it all out for us: “I just want to lay up on the grass/ Pocket full of cash/ With some wine in my glass.” This joint takes us through a dialogue on everything that gets in the way of finding that stress-free zone of peace and tranquility. Check it below.

ShaqIsDope - Stress Free (Prod. Krews) [Audio] -

Shaq laces his lyricism with some killer metaphors that you’ll need to digest. Like when he says he has sex in the same bed he sleeps in; because he feels he’s being “slept on” as an artist. Or when he says “Same shade/ Just under a different tree” to speak to the hate he receives from his peers – he gets a lot of shade thrown at him, but it comes from different people (i.e.: the trees he refers to in said metaphor).

I also just want to take a minute to shout-out the brilliance of the Krews beat on here. Krews samples “Uncle Albert” by Linda and Paul McCartney. And then he throws some drums under it all to create this beat of supreme status. I see you doing your thing over there, Krews. Salute!

Twitter: @shaqisdope

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