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Lido Pimienta's Complicated Life

"I am a complicated person who writes songs. If you’re into complexity and the search for the self, I’m your artist."

 Lido Pimienta's Complicated Life

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It’s not a secret that my country is in perpetual political turmoil. But never in my 30 years have I ever seen my country so united for such a stupid thing. Left, right, centre, everyone’s saying, ‘They stole the crown from our beautiful queen.’ It got me thinking. Here I am in Canada romanticizing living in Colombia. It’s so easy to be an immigrant, a person involved in activism, to think it’s so much better back home. I started writing this cynical love letter to my country. Canada is also problematic, but it has given me my independence, my son.


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Through all the difficulties, it’s important to understand the complexities of the world, and how the world is not yours if you’re not rich or born a certain way. I am a complicated person who writes songs. If you’re into complexity and the search for the self, I’m your artist.

– Lido Pimienta — a misfit finds a home on stage; Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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