The road to ShaqIsDope‘s new Black Frames mixtape has been a lengthy one, but the Toronto emcee has finally delivered the long-awaited project.
The official follow-up to Early Beginnings: The Shaquille Baptiste Story, Black Frames follows the 23-year-old through different chapters of his life as he battles temptation while keeping his moral compass in line—or, at least, trying his hardest.
“It’s been two years of trial and error creating this project,” ShaqIsDope told Complex. “Every song on this project is like a picture of my life, and this is me putting frames around those pictures and getting closure.”
Arriving at 12 tracks, Black Frames features production from FrancisGotHeat, Pitt Tha Kid, Tha Jerm, ZHI, and more.
Check out the tracklist and press play below.
- “Dear Lord” (prod. ZHI)
- “Wraith Dreamz” (prod. Seeo-Beats)
- “The Weapon” (prod. FrancisGotHeat)
- “Sipp’n Liquor” (prod. AndreOnTheBeat)
- “Still Open” (prod. FrancisGotHeat)
- “Innocent Youth” (prod. FrancisGotHeat)
- “Don’t Push Me” (prod. J-Wiz)
- “Stay Focused” (prod. Pitt Tha Kid)
- “Off My Chest” (prod. Kelly Portis)
- “Lost in the Wind” (prod. Pitt Tha Kid) [Bonus]
- “Bow My Head (A Morir)” (prod. Tha Jerm) [Bonus]