To keep up with Fu-Quon’s discotastic fiesta, I thought I’d start up a wayback playback myself.
I wonder how many of y’all out there remember Shaquille O’Neal’s rap career? In case you don’t, Shaq Fu- da return has to be one of the most widely available and hilarious albums of its time. I had this tape, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t get it from Columbia House.
As a little foreshadowing, let me just say that there appears to be something particular about the LA Lakers that brings out the rap star in them. And yes, I’m aware that Shaq wasn’t on the Lakers when Shaq Fu came out but my point will be made soon enough.
And this is clearly not the first time we’ve covered Shaq’s rapping, but I think he deserves a proper homage. For a man so big and so rich (and quite honestly, quite likeable) he is just not a great rapper.
Plus, it’s hard to take someone so dopey seriously when he’s gunning for some serious street cred. Verses like
Be that as it may, Shaq still had some pretty dope influences. He sampled from Notorious B.I.G. and some other decent artists. Be that as it may, this is the type of stuff he came out with: