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Michael Dapaah

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Michael Dapaah
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Michael Dapaah as Big Shaq in 2017
Born January 1991 (age 27)[1]
London, England
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • rapper
Years active 2014–present
Musical career
Also known as
  • Big Shaq
  • Roadman Shaq
  • MC Quakez
Genres
Labels
Comedy career
Genres
Notable works and roles "Man's Not Hot"
Website mansnothot.com

Michael Dapaah (born January 1991)[1] is an English actor, rapper, and comedian best known for portraying the fictional rapper Big Shaq (also known as Roadman Shaq). He is also known for his mockumentary SWIL (Somewhere in London), which focuses on four characters and their journey to success.

Career

Dapaah began his career by garnering a social following for his brief comedic online skits, which he then adapted into his mockumentary series on YouTube titled SWIL (Somewhere in London) which amassed over 1 million views in its first series.[2]

"Man's Not Hot"

Dapaah saw a rapid growth in public attention when he appeared on Charlie Sloth's BBC Radio 1Xtra show "Fire in the Booth".[3] His comedic rap "Man's Not Hot" (whose backing track was sampled from 67 and Giggs' 2016 track "Let's Lurk") developed into a viral meme, and a studio track version of the song was released on 22 September 2017.[4] The song's music video was released by Dapaah himself on 26 October of the same year;[5] which features cameos from Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Yachty, Dutch rap-group Broederliefde and DJ Khaled, who calls Dapaah's character a "legend".

Discography

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[6]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
DEN
[9]
GER
[10]
NL
[11]
NOR
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
"Balance"[16]
(as MC Quakez; featuring Shakes)
2017 Non-album singles
"Man's Not Hot"
(as Big Shaq)
3 28 33 21 26 20 23 22 15 41
"Man Don't Dance"[24]
(as Big Shaq)
2018 78
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

Title Year Album
"The Ting Go Challenge"[25]
(DJ Flex featuring MC Quakez)
2017 Non-album single

References

  1. ^ a b "Michael DAPAAH - Personal Appointments". Companies House. Retrieved 12 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "The man behind 'Big Shaq' tells the story of his viral freestyle 'Man's Not Hot'". Business Insider. Retrieved 20 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Michael Dapaah's Fire in the Booth - official Roadman Shaq single and merch on the way". BBC Newsbeat. BBC. 9 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Minamore, Bridget (27 October 2017). "How the world fell in love with Michael Dapaah's absurd "The Ting Goes" freestyle". The Fader. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  5. ^ Jefferson, J'na (26 October 2017). "Big Shaq Releases Video For Viral Hit "Mans Not Hot"". Vibe. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Big Shaq | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Big Shaq Discography". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Big Shaq Discographie". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Big Shaq Discography". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts: Big Shaq" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Big Shaq Discografie". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "Big Shaq Discography". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  13. ^ "Big Shaq Discography". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "Big Shaq Discography". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "Big Shaq Discographie". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  16. ^ "Balance (feat. Shakes) – Single by MC Quakez on Apple Music". iTunes Store (GB). Retrieved 23 November 2017. 
  17. ^ "British single certifications – Big Shaq". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 27 April 2018.  Select singles in the Format field. Enter Big Shaq in the search field and then press Enter.
  18. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/goud-platina/2018.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #458". auspOp. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  20. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Retrieved 27 April 2018. 
  21. ^ http://www.ifpi.no/component/rstrophybridge/?filter_search=Big+Shaq.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  22. ^ "sverigetopplistan.se - Swedish charts and certifications". Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  23. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Big Shaq – Man's Not Hot". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  24. ^ "Big Shaq returns with new song "Man Don't Dance": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved 17 May 2018. 
  25. ^ "The Ting Go Challenge – Single by DJ Flex on Apple Music". iTunes Store (GB). Retrieved 23 November 2017.