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Prism Prize Eligible Video: Destroyer - Cue Synthesizer

The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the Prize, including this one from an acclaimed indie rock auteur from Vancouver.

Prism Prize Eligible Video: Destroyer - Cue Synthesizer

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The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the Prize, including this one from an acclaimed indie rock auteur from Vancouver.


Destroyer - Cue Synthesizer

Fronted by singer/songwriter Dan Bejar, Destroyer is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, one he formed in 1995. With well over 20 years in the music industry, Destroyer knows a thing or two about making albums and songs. With such a wide discography, Bejar says that each song or album can sound completely distinct from one another. 

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Of note: He was a key member of The New Pornographers for much of that group's long career.

His latest release, Cue Synthesizer, comes from his 12th studio album, Have We Met Yet. The song is described by Bejar as “maybe the most audacious piece of music Destroyer’s laid to tape.”

Cue Synthesizer is accompanied by a stunning music video in which a hooded/caped crew of warehouse workers move around town wrapping the world up in plastic. Bejar finds himself trapped in a car in which the workers have already wrapped. Feeling frigid and isolated he sings “The idea of the world is no good,”. Eventually, the workers take a break from their activities to stop at a bench, with the video coming to an end. 

Director: David Ehrenreich

Producer: David Galloway

Director of Photography: Liam Mitchell

Choreographers: Maiko Miyauchi, Cristina Bucci

Production Company: Border Patrol Films

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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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