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The name Shaquille O’Neal is undoubtedly synonymous with the word ‘entertainer’. Apart from his phenomenal NBA career, O’Neal’s stint in the music industry got to be the most entertaining of his multiple ventures. The Diesel’s tryst with hip-hop began a year after his rookie season. Just like his time in the hardwood, Shaq was able to reap success in hip-hop as well, with more than 1.5 million albums sold worldwide. Besides, he has rightly earned the nickname ‘DJ Diesel’ on the back of his illustrious electronic music stint. Now, O’Neal the rapper has sent his fans into a frenzy after dropping a new banger.

Fans have badly been waiting to see Shaquille O’Neal drop a new track. Seems like the much-awaited moment has hit the music world. DJ Diesel just made his hip-hop comeback with female rappers Lex Bratcher and Scar Lip on a song that is seemingly inspired by Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘T**t Sh*t‘.

Shaquille O’Neal is back on track with a bang


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Shaquille O’Neal’s fame as a rapper is second only to his illustrious stint as a ballplayer. The four-time NBA champion has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the hip-hop world, like the late rap legend Christopher Wallace a.k.a Notorious B.I.G. Besides, O’Neal got featured in one of Michael Jackson’s songs as a rapper. Moreover, his album, Shaq Diesel has gone platinum. Even in this day and age, Shaq is keeping that hip-hop legacy very much alive.


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Shaquille O’Neal has now featured alongside up-and-coming rap sensation Lex Bratcher, and Scar Lip on the latest rap track titled ‘Bodies Freestyle.‘ The track has not been released yet but features similar beats and some lines from ‘T**t Sh*t’. However, a brief portion of ‘Bodies Freestyle’ featuring the Los Angeles Lakers legend is now doing the rounds on Instagram.

The post opens with an image of Shaq, on which it is written, “This is why Shaq is the greatest basketball player to ever rap.” The fourth slide has Scar Lip rapping a verse from Megan Thee Stallion’s cult hit. This latest Instagram post has prompted thousands of NBA fans to rush in with praises for Shaq’s much-awaited hip-hop comeback.

Hoops world goes gaga over Shaquille O’Neal’s latest track

It is a fact universally acknowledged that Shaquille O’Neal has turned everything he touched into gold. With his latest hip-hop endeavor, O’Neal seems to have restated the fact. Such is the amount of praise the ‘Shaq cult’ has showered on the latest Instagram update. Alluding to the 51-year-old’s versatility, a fan commented, “It’s really hard to hate anything Shaq does.”

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Here are some of the responses from the fans.

“Shaq is still the only NBA player to have a platinum album and do a song with Biggie. Top tier,commented a user.

“Shaq been in the rap game since 93, he knows his sh*t. Has 2 underrated albums n also was an affiliate member of fu-schnickens. He needs his props,” said a fan shedding light on DJ Diesel’s phenomenal music career.

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“shaq you killed that sh*t” said another fan.


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“Y’all better stop playing with shaq’s skills,” a Shaq fan came with a warning.

“shaq better than half the game right now haha,” another user commented.

“America needs more Shaq Fu Diesel,” said another fan.


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Given the impact a snippet of Shaq’s track had on the fans, the full track will set the NBA fandom on fire upon its release. What are your thoughts on O’Neal’s latest rap? Let us know in the comments.