Shaquille O’Neal, the basketball legend known as “The Big Aristotle,” has recently made a comeback in the rap game. Collaborating with an L.A.-based rap group called Coyote, O’Neal has released a new song and music video that has received great acclaim.
Coyote, comprised of rappers Ladies Love Guapo and Ricky Blanco, revealed in an interview with TMZ Sports that Shaq had been a fan of their work for some time, and they had developed a relationship. Discussing the idea of working together, O’Neal expressed his interest in creating a hardcore hip-hop song reminiscent of the ’90s era. Excited by the prospect, the duo sent the beat to Shaq, who loved it. In just a few hours, O’Neal recorded his verse and sent it back to them. The rappers were blown away by his skills, proclaiming that he rapped better than 90% of the artists currently dominating the rap scene.
To celebrate their collaboration, Shaq even made an appearance in the music video, which was filmed in Los Angeles. As the city where O’Neal won three championships, Los Angeles holds special significance for the basketball legend. The video captures the energy and essence of the song, featuring the charismatic presence of both Shaq and Coyote.
“3 Lokos” is the first song released by Coyote featuring Diesel, O’Neal’s rap alter ego. However, this is just the beginning of their collaboration. The rap group revealed that they have already recorded a second song with Shaq, and they have plans to release more music in the near future. Furthermore, they hinted at the possibility of rapping on a beat produced by O’Neal himself, showcasing the basketball legend’s multifaceted talents.
Aside from his extraordinary basketball career, Shaq has also made a name for himself in the music industry. Throughout his rap career, he has collaborated with renowned artists such as Jay-Z, Nas, and Biggie. His ability to seamlessly transition between sports and music has solidified his position as a cultural icon.
Shaquille O’Neal’s return to the rap game with Coyote has been met with great enthusiasm. His collaboration with the L.A.-based rap group, and the release of their song and music video, marks the start of an exciting new chapter in his rap career. With more music on the horizon, fans eagerly anticipate the future projects that will showcase the unique talents of Shaq and Coyote together.