Shaq Drops Freestyle That Samples Nu Metal Classic

Shaq's out here dropping bars

BYBen Mock
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Did you know that Shaq is platinum-certified? Did you know that Shaq rapped? Shaquille O'Neal is widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. But he also released four studio albums between 1993 and 1998. His first album, Shaq Diesel, peaked at #25 and is certified platinum. Meanwhile, his second, Shaq Fu: Da Return peaked at #67 and was certified gold. Shaq's third and fourth albums, You Can't Stop The Reign and Respect peaked at #82 and #56 respectively.

However, Shaq's music career was not just limited to the 90s. Shaq's last single, "Welcome to the Playhouse ft. Steve Aoki and DJ Diesel" was released in 2022. He also featured on "King Talk" featuring Blackway and Koko, which was released as an "anthem" for the 2023 NBA playoffs. But Shaq's not done with the music. And fans on TikTok get a first look at this next musical project.

Shaq Teases Freestyle With Nu Metal Sample

Posting to TikTok on May 4, Shaq revealed that he also had a freestyle coming out in the new future. The video features Shaq rapping over nu-metal classic "Bodies". It's a wholly bizarre experience, with Shaq dropping bars over the iconic screaming Dave Williams.

So what are some of Shaq's best bars in "Thotties Hit The Floor"? And yes, that's the name of the song. Here are some of our favorites:

You know I don't stop, three-peat

I get lost when I go for a nap, I don't get lost when I go for the stacks

I know the bitch so I know the DeNiro like I know the pound, the yen, and the euro

Shaq, Thotties Hit The Floor
  • You know I don't stop, three-peat
  • I get lost when I go for a nap, I don't get lost when I go for the stacks
  • I know the bitch so I know the DeNiro like I know the pound, the yen, and the euro

The TikTok primarily features Shaq driving a clearly-CGI semi-truck. However, there are also shots of Shaq rapping in a multi-colored void and appearing on several TV sets. The whole thing goes hard and is wonderfully weird. "Thotties Hit The Floor" is set to debut at some point in 2023.

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Benjamin Mock (they/them) is a sports and culture writer working out of Philadelphia. Previously writing for the likes of Fixture, Dexerto, Fragster, and Jaxon, Ben has dedicated themselves to engaging and accessible articles about sports, esports, and internet culture. With a love for the weirder stories, you never quite know what to expect from their work.