During a recent interview with Baller Alert, former NBA all-star and former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille(Shaq) O’Neal as known as Dj Diesel has shared his thoughts about hip-hop music, his currently favorite artists and music.
Dj Diesel talk about what artists he’s currently listening to. He said:
“The good thing about me, especially me being a DJ. I like all types of music. So, right now I’m listening to Joyner Lucas, his new one “Isis.” Chris Brown and Drake just dropped a hot one. But a lot of the times I go back to the old school stuff. Like, for some reason I been on Earth, Wind and Fire and Mobb Deep lately, and I just mix it up. Matter fact, today I’ma start my Justin Timberlake phase, I’ma probably listen to “Cry Me A River” about 100 times, so I just like all types of music.”
47 years-old revealed he could make more music. He said:
“I got about 20 unreleased tracks, I may do something with it”
He continued to talk that once performed with Notorious B.I.G:
“It was one summer [Biggie] had me come up there with him. The crowd went crazy. It was great. Him and Jay Z are probably the two greatest guys I worked with. And the best producer I probably ever worked with in the studio was DJ Quik. DJ Quik is nice.”
Shaq also explained that why he made music. He said:
“So my concept was for me, being in the dream-filled attraction state that I was in, I want to rap with my favorite guys and nobody has ever turned me down. Nobody has ever charged me and nobody has ever denied a song that I’ve did with them, so I think that speaks for itself. I’ve done Jay Z. I’ve done Nas. I’ve done Mob Deep. I’ve done Method Man. I’ve done RZA. I’ve done Notorious B.I.G. I’ve done Fat Joe. Big Pun. DJ Quik. Snoop Dogg. Dub C. Ice Cube. Peter Gunz. Lord Tariq. Tribe Called Quest. Phife Dawg. It don’t get no better than that.”
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