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Former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal poses as he attends the unveiling of the Shaq Courts at the Doolittle Complex donated by Icy Hot and the Shaquille O'Neal Foundation in partnership with the city of Las Vegas on October 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Shaq Talks Unreleased Biggie, Jay-Z and Nas Collab

Shaq Reveals Why His Biggie, Jay-Z and Nas Collab Was Never Released

Basketball legend and former rap artist Shaquille O'Neal was a guest on a recent episode of Drink Champs with hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN where he revealed details of a monumental unreleased song. When N.O.R.E. questions if the song is the first to feature The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z and Nas on the same song, Shaq says that it is.

"The record is called 'No Love Lost,'" Shaq explained. "It was me, [Jay-Z], Nas, Lord Tariq. People didn't clear it, you know how it is with publishing and clearances." He explained that being in the same recording studio with his heroes was what was important. "I didn't take it personal, because me being in the studio with Nas—I'm happy. I can call my boys and say that Nas or Jay-Z is here. Biggie's at the house. That's what it's all about."

Shaq also revealed that he has an unreleased verse by The Notorious B.I.G. session for "You Can't Stop The Reign" that he will never make public.

"My thing is this is Big, so I have to impress him," he said. "If Big says 'no, this is terrible,' I'm done and I wont get another shot." He then shares that Biggie spit an incredible verse that was unusable because it wasn't acceptable for kids. "And the first take, I’m the only one that got it, and I’ll never play it. He went off, and I damn near had a tear in my eye, cause I had to press that button and I was like, 'Big, this is for the kids.' Big was like 'My bad, Diesel.’ And then he did the verse that you heard. I got it, but I’m not going to play it.”

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