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Shaq’s Album ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Jay-Z & Nas’ First Collab to Hit Streaming

This is not a drill.

For those of us old enough to remember the golden days of file sharing, there was a song named “Analyze This” featuring Lord Tariq, Jay-Z, and Nas. File sharing applications like Limewire were hugely popular during the early 2000s, which also happened to be around the same time Jay and Nas were in the throws of their legendary beef, so some weren’t sure whether or not the song was real. It sounded stitched together, and there was also a version of the song with Shaq floating around.

Well, that’s because the original song “No Love Lost” was on O’Neal’s third album You Can’t Stop the Reign and it will finally be available on streaming services Friday, June 28. Andrew Barber of FakeShoreDrive broke the news on his X account earlier today.

Earlier this month, Barber also broke the news that Shaq’s collab with Biggie — the album’s title track — was set to hit DSPs, as well. That’s how on fire the Diesel was in 1996. Not only did he sign a seven-year, $120 million deal with the Lakers, he dropped a platinum rap album featuring the likes of the Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas, and introduced rap group Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz to the world. The latter of which would have a massive hit with “Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby)” in 1997.

While Shaq and Lord Tariq do their thing, the real draw here are the former rivals.

Nas spits one of his best verses with the help of bars like, “I flip my loot twice a week on the most trifling streets/You got no right to eat, by the laws of life you keep.”

Jay finishes things off with a smooth 16 packed with memorable lines like, “Get wetted up by the sleeve that leaves the bezel out/You don’t like it? Sue me, I’ll settle out.”

During an appearance on Drink Champs, the legendary basketball player and entertainer addressed why the original version of the song never came out, saying, “People didn’t clear it, but I didn’t take it personal.”

Check out a version of the song that made onto a DJ Clue mixtape back in the day.

That’s history right there, you understand?

You can find the album’s presave link here.

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