It is no secret that Shaquille O’ Neal is a man many talents. He has been everything from a star NBA player, to a television analyst, and even a spokesperson for various brands, and course as late, a performing DJ. Shaq, AKA DJ Diesel, debuted his Diesel act at 2015’s now defunct TomorrowWorld, and has been riding the wave ever since.
What most people don’t know is that Shaq has quite the musical pedigree going back to even before his pressional basketball career. It is easy for a lot us to be unaware his musical past, as there is a good chance the typical American EDM enthusiast wasn’t even alive yet. In a recent talk on Ebro Darden‘s Beats 1 radio show, Shaq made it a point to talk about his past musical accomplishments. The big man has in fact released numerous hip-hop albums, as well as being the owner an unreleased track with with the late Notorious B.I.G, AKA Biggie Smalls. While he states he will never release it out respect for Biggie, that in itself is a feat any musician today could only dream .
The interview also revealed that he first picked up the art DJing in the 80’s, 1986 to be exact. When speaking about the public’s view him as a DJ he a states, “I guess they think I’m a celebrity DJ, but I’ve been doing it since 1986.” Upon doing some further digging, its easy to see that Shaq was indeed DJing back in the day, photo pro and all. DJ Diesel has also done an interview with DJ Mag, check it out to get some more insight into his DJ past, present and future.