Shaq Diesel

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Shaq Diesel
ShaqDiesel.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 1993
Recorded1992–1993
GenreHip hop
Length39:02
LabelJive
ProducerAli Shaheed Muhammad, Def Jef, Erick Sermon, K-Cut, Meech Wells
Shaquille O'Neal chronology
Shaq Diesel
(1993)
Shaq Fu: Da Return
(1994)
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
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weeklymixed[2]

Shaq Diesel is the debut album by professional basketball player and rapper, Shaquille O'Neal, released on October 26, 1993 through Jive Records. 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. Despite mixed to negative 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.[3]

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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
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

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 25
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum 864,000[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shaq Diesel at AllMusic
  2. ^ "EW review". Archived from the original on May 26, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Shaquille – Shaq Diesel". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  4. ^ "Shaquille O'Neal Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "KObe Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "American album certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  7. ^ 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.