Premiere: ShaqIsDope – “Living In A Dream” [VIDEO]


Toronto’s ShaqIsDope, one of the top up-and-comers out of Drizzy’s kingdom, unleashes an official video for his recently released record “Living In A Dream.”

Backed by a visceral instrumental crafted by Boston-based production duo Muvafux, “Living In A Dream” is a hard-hitting, motivational cut off Shaq’s forthcoming project Early Beginnings: The Shaquille Baptiste Story. It’s a track built on dedication and determination, two themes that have remained consistent throughout the young emcee’s career as long as we’ve been following him. The expectedly clean visuals are handled by go-to director Bowen Mei and capture Shaq in the heart of a cool, wintry scene – perhaps a metaphor for the adversity he and so many others face on the road to their dreams.

Watch the video after the jump, and download the track HERE. Early Beginnings is expected to impact later this month. The official cover art can be found at the bottom of the page.


Photo Credit: ShaqIsDope

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Born in Chicago, Tim had dreams of playing in the NBA, but decided to write about rap instead. He began his career in journalism in high school, writing for a local sports newspaper. He is a graduate of Boston University's College of Communication. A key figure in the Boston music scene, Tim is the founder of hip-hop site He manages artists and curates and hosts events and radio shows at BU. Larew has interviewed artists such as Action Bronson, Chance The Rapper and Logic through The Fresh Heir, and continues his journey with the powerhouse that is STASHED.