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is the debut album by professional basketball player and rapper, Shaq Diesel Shaquille O'Neal, released on October 26, 1993 through Jive Records. The album, which featured production from Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Def Jef, Erick Sermon, K-Cut and Meech Wells, became a surprising success, reaching 25 on the Billboard 200 and eventually reaching platinum status on March 21, 1994 for shipping of one million copies. [4 ]
Two singles from the album also managed to fare well on the charts, "
(I Know I Got) Skillz", made it to #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and managed to reach gold status on December 21, 1993 for shipping of 500,000 copies, while " I'm Outstanding" made it to #47 on the Hot 100. A third single entitled "Shoot Pass Slam" was also released, but did not make it to the Billboard charts.
Track listing [ edit ]
(I Know I Got) Skillz" (feat. Def Jef) Shaquille O'Neal, Meech Wells, Jeffrey Fortson
Meech Wells 4:23
I'm Outstanding" O'Neal, Alisa Yarbrough, Erick Sermon, Raymound Calhoun
Erick Sermon 4:07
"Where Ya At?"
(feat. Phife Dawg) O'Neal, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Phife Dawg
Meech Wells 4:44
"I Hate 2 Brag"
O'Neal, Fortson, Wells,
Herbie Hancock Def Jef, Meech Wells
"Let Me In, Let Me In"
"Shoot Pass Slam"
(feat. Fu-Schnickens & Erick Sermon) O'Neal, Sermon, J. Jones, Lennox Maturine, Roderick Roachford
"Are You a Roughneck?"
O'Neal, Jones, Maturine, Roachford
"Giggin' on 'Em"
(feat. Phife Dawg) O'Neal, Dawg, Dr. "?", D.T. Gorf
What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock)" (feat. Fu-Schnickens) O'Neal, Maturine, Roachford, Jones, B. Buni, Kevin McKenzie
Samples [ edit ]
What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock?)
I Hate 2 Brag
(I Know I Got) Skillz
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Shaq Diesel at AllMusic
^ EW review at the Wayback Machine (archived May 26, 2007)
^ TGWTG RC review
^ "American album certifications – Shaquille – Shaq Diesel". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH
^ "Shaquille O'Neal Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Shaquille O'Neal. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
^ " Illegal name entered /KObe/chart?f=333 KObe Album & Song Chart History" KObe Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums for KObe. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
^ "American album certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH
^ Mitchell, Gary (July 24, 2004). "Athlete McGinest Fields Music Co.: Sports and Music Don't Always Mix". ( Billboard Nielsen Business Media) 116 (30): 40. ISSN 0006-2510.