Shaquille O’Neal is back to rap.
The NBA Hall-of-Famer has released a new single with emerging hip-hop artist Blackway called ‘King Talk’ which he initially announced back in February via animation video celebrating LeBron James’ NBA scoring title.
This collaboration with Ghanaian-American artist Blackway marks Shaq’s first steps back into rapping after dropping his famous hip-hop albums Shaq Diesel and Shaq-Fu: Da Return in the mid-90s, making the fans intrigued about his current skills. He definitely did a good enough job on this song which you can listen below.
“KoKo and I have been sending beats back and forth for a minute now and after he played me this one, I knew I had to jump on it. I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment for a collab with Blackway and this was it. This is the type of record that gets me hyped like I’m walking out for game seven of the finals. The lyrics and vibe of this track was so perfect for the moment when LeBron James set the NBA scoring record and I knew I had to share it with the world—a king recognizes a king. It was crazy to see so many people connect with the song when they heard the teaser, just like I did when we created it,” says O’Neal.