Shaq Diesel

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Shaq Diesel
Studio album by Shaquille O'Neal
Released October 26, 1993
Recorded 1992 - 1993
Genre Hip hop
Length 39:02
Label Jive
Producer Ali 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
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly [2]
Rap Critic 2/5 stars[3]

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, 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"       1:48
2. "(I Know I Got) Skillz" (feat. Def Jef) Shaquille O'Neal, Meech Wells, Jeffrey Fortson Def Jef, Meech Wells 4:23
3. "I'm Outstanding"   O'Neal, Alisa Yarbrough, Erick Sermon, Raymound Calhoun Erick Sermon 4:07
4. "Where Ya At?" (feat. Phife Dawg) O'Neal, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Phife Dawg Meech Wells 4:44
5. "I Hate 2 Brag"   O'Neal, Fortson, Wells, Herbie Hancock Def Jef, Meech Wells 4:32
6. "Let Me In, Let Me In"   O'Neal Erick Sermon 3:03
7. "Shoot Pass Slam"   O'Neal, Sermon Erick Sermon 3:31
8. "Boom!" (feat. Fu-Schnickens & Erick Sermon) O'Neal, Sermon, J. Jones, Lennox Maturine, Roderick Roachford Erick Sermon 3:00
9. "Are You a Roughneck?"   O'Neal, Jones, Maturine, Roachford K-Cut 3:42
10. "Giggin' on 'Em" (feat. Phife Dawg) O'Neal, Dawg, Dr. "?", D.T. Gorf Dr. "?" 4:08
11. "What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock)" (feat. Fu-Schnickens) O'Neal, Maturine, Roachford, Jones, B. Buni, Kevin McKenzie K-Cut 3:53
12. "Game Over"       0:10


What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock?)

I Hate 2 Brag

(I Know I Got) Skillz

I'm Outstanding

Charts and certifications[edit]


Chart (1993) Peak
US Billboard 200[5] 25
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 10


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 864,000[8]


  1. ^ Shaq Diesel at AllMusic
  2. ^ EW review at the Wayback Machine (archived May 26, 2007)
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Shaquille – Shaq Diesel". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  5. ^ "Shaquille O'Neal – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Shaquille O'Neal. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Illegal name entered KObe/KObe/chart?f=333 KObe – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for KObe. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "American album certifications". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  8. ^ 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.