Someone please tell me that I’m not the only one who didn’t know Shaq makes music!
Aside from being a 7’1″ NBA superstar, appearing in a million television commercials, and even trying his hand at professional wrestling; Shaq has also had a pretty long music career.
DJ DIESEL ERA
Shaq’s been making music since 1993 and his latest release was in January 2022. His latest release was a bass house track with Steve Aoki.
If you’re in the dark like I was, it may not be your fault. He forgoes his famous first name and performs under the name DJ Diesel. He has since played some of the biggest stages in EDM, making his dance music debut at TomorrowWorld in 2015.
90s HIP HOP SHAQ
However, he hasn’t always made EDM music. When he first started releasing music it was mostly rap and hip hop. His first single “What’s Up Doc? (Can We Rock)” peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 56 on R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs and was even certified gold by the RIAA.
Not only was he fairly high up on the charts, he was scoring features from some of the most successful names in the rap game at the time.
Some of the features that Shaq secured were Method Man and RZA from Wu-Tang Clan, Ice Cube, Notorious B.I.G and Phife Dawg, a member of A Tribe Called Quest. You have to admit that it’s an impressive feat that Shaq was able to have these artists featured on his songs.
Shaq’s discography consists of four studio albums, two compilation albums, two soundtrack albums, one unreleased album and 9 singles.
Some people don’t take Shaq’s music career seriously, but in my opinion he hasn’t done too bad for himself. He’s released a lot of music and some of it is actually really good. He has also worked with some of the biggest names in music history.
Look out for Shaq at your next music festival, trust me with his height, you won’t miss him.