Shaq Diesel is the debut album by professional basketball player and rapper, Shaquille O'Neal, released on October 26, 1993 through Jive Records. The album features production from Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Def Jef, Erick Sermon, K-Cut and Meech Wells, and guest appearances from Def Jef, Phife Dawg and Fu-Schnickens. Despite mixed to negative reviews, the album became a surprising success, reaching 25 on the Billboard 200 and eventually reaching platinum status on March 21, 1994 for shipping of one million copies.
|Studio album by|
|Released||October 26, 1993|
|Producer||Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Def Jef, Erick Sermon, K-Cut, Meech Wells|
|Shaquille O'Neal chronology|
|Singles from Shaq Diesel|
Two singles from the album also managed to fare well on the charts, "(I Know I Got) Skillz", made it to #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and managed to reach gold status on December 21, 1993 for shipping of 500,000 copies, while "I'm Outstanding" made it to #47 on the Hot 100. A third single entitled "Shoot Pass Slam" was also released, but did not make it to the Billboard charts.
|2.||"(I Know I Got) Skillz" (featuring Def Jef)||Shaquille O'Neal, Meech Wells, Jeffrey Fortson||Def Jef, Meech Wells||4:23|
|3.||"I'm Outstanding"||O'Neal, Alisa Yarbrough, Erick Sermon, Raymound Calhoun||Erick Sermon||4:07|
|4.||"Where Ya At?" (featuring Phife Dawg)||O'Neal, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Malik Taylor||Ali Shaheed Muhammad||4:44|
|5.||"I Hate 2 Brag"||O'Neal, Fortson, Wells, Herbie Hancock||Def Jef, Meech Wells||4:32|
|6.||"Let Me In, Let Me In"||O'Neal||Erick Sermon||3:03|
|7.||"Shoot Pass Slam"||O'Neal, Sermon||Erick Sermon||3:31|
|8.||"Boom!" (featuring Fu-Schnickens)||O'Neal, Sermon, J. Jones, Lennox Maturine, Roderick Roachford||Erick Sermon||3:00|
|9.||"Are You a Roughneck?"||O'Neal, Jones, Maturine, Roachford||K-Cut||3:42|
|10.||"Giggin' on 'Em" (featuring Phife Dawg)||O'Neal, Taylor, Dr. "?", D.T. Gorf||Dr. "?"||4:08|
|11.||"What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock)" (featuring Fu-Schnickens)||O'Neal, Maturine, Roachford, Jones, B. Buni, Kevin McKenzie||K-Cut||3:53|
|U.S. Billboard 200||25|
|U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||10|
|U.S. Billboard Top Album Sales||25|
|U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album Sales||10|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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- Shaq Diesel at AllMusic
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