Shaq Fu: Da Return

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Shaq Fu: Da Return
Studio album by Shaquille O'Neal
Released November 8, 1994
Recorded 1993 - 1994
Genre Hip hop
Length 43:04
Label Jive Records
Producer RZA, Redman, Erick Sermon, Warren G, Def Jef, The LG Experience, LoRider, Chyskillz, Meech
Shaquille O'Neal chronology
Shaq Diesel
(1993)
Shaq Fu: Da Return
(1994)
You Can't Stop the Reign
(1996)
Singles from Shaq Fu: Da Return
  1. "Biological Didn't Bother"
    Released: October 17, 1994
  2. "No Hook"
    Released: February 6, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Shaq Fu: Da Return is the second studio album released by Shaquille O'Neal. It was released on November 8, 1994 for Jive Records and featured production from Redman, Erick Sermon, Def Jef and Warren G. The album was not as successful as his previous album, but it still found decent success, peaking at #67 on the Billboard 200 and #19 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

It also spawned two singles, "Biological Didn't Bother" (which discusses Shaq's estrangement from his biological father, with whom he has expressed no desire for reconciliation) and "No Hook" which featured Wu-Tang Clan members, Method Man and RZA. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.[2] The kanji 風—meaning 'wind'—is used on the cover, which can be pronounced as 'fu' in Japanese. It has no relation to the 'fu' (夫) in 'kung fu' (功夫) of which the album references its name.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "No Hook" (feat. Method Man & RZA) RZA 3:17
2. "Newark to C.I." (feat. Keith Murray) Redman 3:57
3. "Biological Didn't Bother (G-Funk Version)"   Warren G 5:07
4. "My Dear" (feat. Warren G) Warren G 3:42
5. "Shaq's Got It Made"   Erick Sermon, Redman 3:57
6. "Mic Check 1-2" (feat. Ill Al Skratch) The LG Experience, LoRider 3:47
7. "My Style, My Stelo" (feat. Redman & Erick Sermon) Erick Sermon 3:41
8. "(So U Wanna Be) Hardcore"   Chyskillz 4:17
9. "Nobody"   Erick Sermon 3:48
10. "Freaky Flow" (feat. General Sha & Mr. Ruffneck) Chyskillz 3:43
11. "Biological Didn't Bother (Original Flow)"   The LG Experience, LoRider 4:38

Samples[edit]

Mic Check 1-2

Freaky Flow

Biological Didn't Bother

Nobody

(So U Wanna Be) Hardcore

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Shaquille – Shaq-Fu". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH