At this point, we’re sure you’re familiar with the one of the Internet’s favorite viral sensations—Big Shaq.
For those of you still confused by who the rapper really is, Shaq and Quakez are actually one in the same—both the brainchildren of comedian Michael Dapaah, with Big Shaq being touted as the more dominant talent of the pair, soaring into social media stardom after Shaq’s “The Ting Goes” freestyle on Charlie Sloth’s “Fire In the Booth” segment on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Nonetheless, there’s a slightly more popular Shaq who has taken offense to the Grime rapper's name, and now the GRAMMY-nominated Shaquille O’Neal has stepped out into the booth alongside the Toronto-reared ShaqIsDope to put out a diss track.
“It’s a lot of people that are named after me—Shaquille, Shaq, but keep in mind, there’s only one Big Shaq,” he opens up on the cut. “It is I, the originator, the dominator, the creator, don’t you ever call your name Big Shaq. Last man who called himself Superman still ain’t got no wings, Roadman Shaq.”
The last time we got The Diesel on a track with ShaqisDope was on the “Karate Chop” collaboration that came after a cosign from O’Neal himself. As far as ShaqIsDope is concerned on the solo tip, his self-titled EP is set to arrive on November 16th.
“I wanted to create a record that would inspire people to get up and go get it,” the Canadian upstart told Mass Appeal. “Whether someone is playing this record at their nine-to-five, or wherever they are, this song should be that extra motivation everyone needs.”
His last audio drop arrived last month in the form of “Facts,” a solid cut that he revealed will not be making an appearance on the forthcoming EP. “The ShaqIsDope EP is going to my best work to date. Thanks for being patient with me, it will be out on my birthday Nov 16. Unfortunately "Facts" didn't make the cut but enjoy this brand new song,” he wrote in tandem with its release.
While we wait on that body of work, please do yourself a favor and use this newest drop as a hilarious break from this inferno of a planet.
Hit' em with the rabbit flow
Why they acting like I never rapped before?
Cause I played a little bit of basketball?
And made a lot of bitty bitty cash to blow.