DJ Diesel

Shaquille O’Neal has done a little bit of everything, from sports to acting to investing, he can’t be stopped.  Known in large for being one of the greatest NBA players in history, his success extends far beyond the court. His most recent (but perhaps his earliest) endeavor? Electronic music!

This may not be a huge surprise to longtime fans. O’Neal taught himself how to spin as a teenager and played gigs to earn extra cash throughout high school and college, eventually leading him to start producing rap music in 1993. His debut album, Shaq Diesel (see the connection?) received platinum certification from the RIAA. He went on to release four more studio albums and one compilation album. Despite his obvious passion for music, Shaquille O’Neal put most of his focus into basketball between 1992 and 2011. The 7-foot-tall star has been DJing as DJ Diesel for a few years now, playing Tomorrowland since 2015, but this past year has been particularly huge for him.

During Ultra Music Week this past March, O’Neal threw a carnival-themed party dubbed Shaq’s Fun House, where he wowed thousands of guests with sets from the likes of Diplo and Steve Aoki. He’s since been traveling the globe, bringing his high-energy sets to the masses at festivals and club venues; in China, he drew crowds as big as 50,000.

Remembering what it’s really about, Shaq notes, “I’m not trying to be the best DJ. All I want to do is rock the crowd.” There’s also talk he’s thinking of putting out an album of original work! If you’re still not sure this basketball star turned EDM legend is the real deal, watch him tear it up at Mad Decent Pool Party Miami below!

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Facebook: @SHAQDJDiesel

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