Shaq Diesel

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Shaq Diesel
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 1993
GenreEast Coast hip hop
ProducerAli Shaheed Muhammad, Def Jef, Erick Sermon, K-Cut, Meech Wells
Shaquille O'Neal chronology
Shaq Diesel
Shaq Fu: Da Return
Singles from Shaq Diesel
  1. "(I Know I Got) Skillz"
    Released: September 7, 1993
  2. "I'm Outstanding"
    Released: November 10, 1993
  3. "Shoot Pass Slam"
    Released: January 4, 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Entertainment Weekly(mixed)[3]

Shaq Diesel is the debut album by American professional basketball player and rapper Shaquille O'Neal, released on October 26, 1993, through Jive Records.[1] The album features production from Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Def Jef, Erick Sermon, K-Cut and Meech Wells, and guest appearances from Def Jef, Phife Dawg and Fu-Schnickens.[1]

Despite mixed reviews, the album 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.[5]

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]

1."Intro"  1:48
2."(I Know I Got) Skillz" (featuring Def Jef)Shaquille O'Neal, Meech Wells, Jeffrey FortsonDef Jef, Meech Wells4:23
3."I'm Outstanding"O'Neal, Alisa Yarbrough, Erick Sermon, Raymound CalhounErick Sermon4:07
4."Where Ya At?" (featuring Phife Dawg)O'Neal, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Malik TaylorAli Shaheed Muhammad4:44
5."I Hate 2 Brag"O'Neal, Fortson, Wells, Herbie HancockDef Jef, Meech Wells4:32
6."Let Me In, Let Me In"O'NealErick Sermon3:03
7."Shoot Pass Slam"O'Neal, SermonErick Sermon3:31
8."Boom!" (featuring Fu-Schnickens)O'Neal, Sermon, J. Jones, Lennox Maturine, Roderick RoachfordErick Sermon3:00
9."Are You a Roughneck?"O'Neal, Jones, Maturine, RoachfordK-Cut3:42
10."Giggin' on 'Em" (featuring Phife Dawg)O'Neal, Taylor, Dr. "?", D.T. GorfDr. "?"4:08
11."What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock)" (featuring Fu-Schnickens)O'Neal, Maturine, Roachford, Jones, B. Buni, Kevin McKenzieK-Cut3:53
12."Game Over"  0:10



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ a b c Keith Murphy (September 9, 2016). "'Shaq Diesel'". Andscape. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  2. ^ Shaq Diesel at AllMusic
  3. ^ "EW review". Archived from the original on May 26, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Batey, Angus (February 12, 1994). "Long Play". NME. p. 39. Retrieved August 1, 2023.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Shaquille – Shaq Diesel". Recording Industry Association of America.
  6. ^ "Shaquille O'Neal Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  7. ^ "Shaquille O'Neal Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  8. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1994". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  9. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1994". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Shaquille O'Neal – Shaq Diesel". Recording Industry Association of America.