You Can't Stop the Reign

You Can't Stop the Reign is the third studio album released by Shaquille O'Neal. It was released on November 19, 1996 for Interscope Records and featured production from the likes of DJ Quik, Poke and Tone, Mobb Deep, Chris Large, and Easy Mo Bee. The album was moderately successful, making it to #82 on the Billboard 200 and #21 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Two singles were released, "You Can't Stop the Reign" and "Strait Playin'". The Notorious B.I.G.'s verse from "You Can't Stop the Reign" was reused in Michael Jackson's song "Unbreakable", from his last studio album Invincible.

You Can't Stop the Reign
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 19, 1996
Recorded1995 - 1996
GenreHip hop
ProducerRed Spyda, DJ Quik, Poke and Tone, Mobb Deep, Easy Mo Bee, Shaquille O'Neal, Dave Atkinson, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins
Shaquille O'Neal chronology
Shaq-Fu: Da Return
You Can't Stop the Reign
Singles from You Can't Stop the Reign
  1. "You Can't Stop the Reign"
    Released: October 20, 1996
  2. "Strait Playin'"
    Released: January 18, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [1]
Entertainment Weekly(B-) [2]

Track listing

  1. "Shaquille (Interlude)"- :58
  2. "You Can't Stop the Reign"- 4:43 (Featuring The Notorious B.I.G.)
    • Contain a sample of "You Can't Stop The Rain" by Loose Ends
  3. "D.I.V.A. Radio (Interlude)"- :55
  4. "It Was All a Dream"- 4:43
  5. "No Love Lost"- 3:51 (Featuring Jay-Z & Lord Tariq)
  6. "Strait Playin'"- 4:35 (Featuring Peter Gunz & DJ Quik)
  7. "Best to Worst"- 3:58 (Featuring Peter Gunz)
  8. "Legal Money"- 4:36 (Featuring Mobb Deep)
  9. "Edge of Night"- 4:26 (Featuring Bobby Brown)
  10. "S.H.E. (Interlude)"- :30 (Featuring S.H.E.)
  11. "Let's Wait a While"- 4:04
  12. "Can I Play"- 4:24 (Featuring Peter Gunz)
  13. "Just Be Good to Me"- 4:32 (Featuring Alicia Renee)
  14. "More to Life"- 4:24 (Featuring Smooth B, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant)
  15. "Big Dog Stomp"- 4:11
  16. "Game of Death"- 4:12 (Featuring Rakim)
    • Contain a sample of "Children of the Sun" by Mandrill
  17. "Outtro (Interlude)"- 1:20 (Featuring Lord Tariq)
  18. "Player"- 4:15 (Bonus Track)
  19. Don't Wanna Be Alone"- 4:01 (Bonus Track)


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