Biological Didn't Bother

"Biological Didn't Bother" is the first single released from Shaquille O'Neal's second album, Shaq Fu: Da Return. It was released on October 17, 1994 with production from the LG Experience and Warren G. The single was a minor success, making it to 78 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is dedicated to Shaq's stepfather, Phillip A. Harrison and samples "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" by Pete Rock & CL Smooth.

"Biological Didn't Bother"
Single by Shaquille O'Neal
from the album Shaq Fu: Da Return
ReleasedOctober 17, 1994
FormatVinyl, CD
Recorded1994
GenreHip hop
Length5:07
LabelJive
Songwriter(s)Shaquille O'Neal
Producer(s)Warren G, The LG Experience
Shaquille O'Neal singles chronology
"Shoot Pass Slam"
(1994)
"Biological Didn't Bother"
(1994)
"No Hook"
(1995)

Music video

The music video portrays a simplified biography of O'Neal's early days living in Newark, New Jersey. It discusses his estrangement from his biological father Joseph Toney, with whom he would not reconcile until 2016. O'Neal refers to his stepfather Phillip A. Harrison with the lyrics, "Phil is my father."

The song is referenced by Roger in the season Season 7 of American Dad! during the episode "Seasons Beatings"

Samples

This song samples a line from the song They Reminisce Over You by Pete Rock & CL Smooth in which CL Smooth raps the line "Biological Didn't Bother" in the second verse.

Single track listing

A-Side

  1. "Biological Didn't Bother" (G-Funk Version)- 5:07
  2. "Biological Didn't Bother" (Original Flow)- 4:39
  3. "Biological Didn't Bother" (Dr. Ceuss Remix)- 4:45

B-Side

  1. "Biological Didn't Bother" (Straight From Tha Funk Crib Remix)- 5:13
  2. "Biological Didn't Bother" (G-Funk Instrumental)- 5:07
  3. "Biological Didn't Bother" (Original Flow Instrumental)- 4:39
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