From conquering the NBA for almost twenty years, to performing at some of the biggest dance festivals around the globe, there’s no doubt Shaquille O’Neal has embraced the electronic dance music culture. His DJ Diesel moniker has seen him play the likes of Lost Lands, Tomorrowland, Rare Festival and more.
During a recent interview with Page Six, Shaq told the publication that he “really looks up to Diplo and Skrillex” and is currently “working on some music with Diplo.” He later adds that he “would love to get in the studio with both Diplo and Skrillex soon.”
Despite the fact that many people view Shaquille O’Neal as a celebrity DJ, the famous athlete continues to try and dispel that rumor, reminding people that he’s spent time in the studio with Notorious B.I.G. back in the ’90s and has been DJing since 1986.
Last month, he released a chart topping dubstep track in collaboration with Lil Jon and NGHTMRE titled ‘Bang‘ on the Gud Vibrations imprint.
“I have been spending a lot more time in the studio and just love to mess around making music,” says Shaq. “I am still learning a lot, but it’s always a good time… I just love to spin records, man. There is nothing like it.”
Stream the latest work by Shaquille O’Neal as DJ Diesel below!