Former basketball player, Shaquille O’Neal, aka DIESEL, has released his debut album ‘GORILLA WARFARE’ via Monstercat. Check it out below.
Retired from his extensive NBA career, Shaquille O'Neal has, in recent years, been playing DJ sets at numerous major electronic music festivals, having first becoming interested in it after crashing the TomorrowWorld festival in 2014, being exposed to DJs such as Tiësto, Steve Aoki, and Skrillex.
Out now, the ten-track LP features a series of collaborators including Mexico City’s Jessica Audiffred, Crackdat aka Christian Smith, Hairitage, CELO, VRG & Blackway, Soltan, Kompany, TRXGGX, Rated R, and Chassi & Kozmoz.
Speaking on the release Shaquille O’Neal said, “Dubstep for me has always been an escape. A way to show the world there is more to Shaquille O’Neal than just basketball. I love this genre and community so much and my album is proof of that."
“Working with the underground cats like Crankdat, Jessica Audiffred, Hairitage and Celo was an eye-opening experience," he continued. "Together we created some of the hardest-hitting bangers ever. After over 2 years in the making, we are all so proud of this body of work and cannot wait for the world to listen to GORILLA WARFARE.”
‘GORILLA WARFARE’ is out now, listen to the debut album below.
In other basketball-related news, AJ Tracey took his tunes to the Thames last year for a performance on the UK’s first-ever floating basketball court as it traveled down the river. You can check out the video here.
Earlier this year, DJ Minx DJ’d at Detroit Pistons' final home game of the season as part of a collaboration between the basketball team and Detroit's Movement Festival.