Hailing from Toronto, Canada, ShaqIsDope is a 24-year old MC. Born November 16, 1992, Shaquille "ShaqIsDope" Baptiste was raise in the St.James Town Community located in the downtown core of Toronto. One of the most notorious crime-ridden areas in the city. This deadly and competitive environment has groomed him to become this generation voice of the voiceless. Shaquille's lyrical ability should not come as a shock, he often credits his early exposure to Fabolous for teaching him the logistics of wordplay and rhythmic flow.