Owning $1,224,900-Worth Home, Shaquille O’Neal Embraces Texas in Massive “Community-Driven” Announcement With DJ Diesel Avatar

Published 06/23/2023, 2:50 PM EDT

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Shaquille O’Neal has extended his iconic NBA figure beyond sports. Having forayed into the music industry, where he has been creating a significant impact for quite a while now, he is known by his stage name, DJ Diesel. O’Neal has been a regular feature at music festivals across the globe, showcasing his skills behind the turntable.  He has performed at major music festivals, such as Tomorrowland in Belgium and the Lost Lands Festival in Ohio, due to his fondness for bass-heavy dubstep.

He has recently made a massive “community-driven” announcement that has set Texas abuzz. With a net worth of over $400 million, Shaq has set his sights on Texas to launch an upcoming music festival that promises to be unlike any other. 

Shaq’s Bass All-Stars music festival is set for Fort Worth, Texas 


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Shaquille O’Neal has been passionate about music from a young age. At just 14 years of age, after seeing Public Enemy live for the first time, he became fixated on DJing. Now after a very successful career, O’Neal has announced the launch of his own music festival, Shaq’s Bass All-Stars. 

The festival is happening on September 16th at Panther Island Pavilion in Dallas/Fort Worth and is expected to host around 10,000 fans. 


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The event will showcase a vibrant food truck village. Attendees can feast on a selection of dishes and join in the fun activities and entertainment. To top it off, the event will have captivating performances from renowned icons in the music industry.

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According to DallasNews, the lineup includes Alison Wonderland, Kai Wachi, Sullivan King, Crankdat, Jantsen, Layz, Emorfik, Hairitage, Leotrix, Charlitz Web, Soltan and Ruvlo b2b Celo. 

A community-driven event with a touch of Texas


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Shaquille O’Neal is no stranger to Texas. He spent part of his childhood in San Antonio, playing basketball at Cole High School. In addition to this, Shaq has also made headlines recently for his massive new home purchase in Carrollton, Texas. He spent $1,224,900 on the luxurious property that spans over 8,000 square feet. Since moving to Texas, Shaquille O’Neal has also been seen out in public, including being a generous neighbor.

Social media posts have shown O’Neal feeding a homeless woman and giving her cash as well as buying a random lucky family a washing machine and 75-inch TV at a local Best Buy. 

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O’Neal has always been passionate about moving the bass community forward, and this festival is a testament to that commitment. In addition to the music, the festival will feature interactive brand activations, photo booths, and a selection of O’Neal’s favorite Texas food trucks. The festival is indeed slated to be a captivating event with DJ Diesel’s electrifying beats at a one-of-a-kind arena.


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Chetan Kumar


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Chetan is an NBA content writer at Essentially Sports. Being an active basketball player since his school days, he has always been a dedicated follower of the NBA. His passion for the game has drove him to pursue a career in sports journalism.
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Aayush Kapoor