Shaq confirms he’s working with Diplo on new music

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Sometimes there are cultural icons so great, the media consuming public almost demands a collaboration of some sort—think Watch The Throne, Virgil Abloh and Louis Vuitton, or that time the Jetsons met the Flintstones. Now though, we might be coming up on one of those moments again as Shaquille O’neal confirms his latest venture as DJ Diesel—a collaboration with Diplo.

In a recent interview with Page Six promoting the third installment of his Fun House party concept, Shaq confirmed he’s in the lab with Diplo working on new music. The famed center even lit the beacon for a Skrillex collaboration, naming the two producers as figures to aspire to in the music space. Says Shaq,

“I really look up to Diplo and Skrillex. I’m working on some music with Diplo at the moment and would love to get in the studio with him and Skrillex soon,”

Outside of basketball, the 2016 NBA Hall of Fame inductee has enjoyed a colorful career in the arts—as a platinum selling rapper, a 5,000 year old genie, and most recently, a festival dominating DJ. However, if DJ Diesel can bring Jack Ü back together, that might be his greatest feat to date. For now though, we can at least expect to revel in another What a Time to Be Alive moment when Shaq and Diplo are unveil whatever it is they’re working on.

Via: Page Six

Shaq to bring Fun House party series to Miami Music Week

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NBA-superstar-turned-globetrotting-DJ Shaquille O’Neal is bringing his carnival-themed event series back to Florida for one of the most hotly attended weeks in dance music: Miami Music Week.

Kicking off Friday, March 29, Shaq’s Fun House, cosponsored by loudspeaker authority, JBL, will host eight additional, yet-to-be-announced artists to accompany a sundry of carnival and circus-fashioned installations and activities. Shaq and company are promising another over-the-top lineup for this year’s Miami chapter of the traveling festival, which isn’t difficult to believe given last March’s Miami installment touted surprise performances from Diplo, A-Trak, Steve Aoki, Nervo, and more from the upper echelons of the dance music hierarchy.

“The lineup is a Shaq-sized surprise and what is even crazier is the Fun House experience JBL and I are putting on,” Shaq said in a recent Fun House release. “Miami, I am back for another championship.”

While previous editions of Fun House have been invite-only, the upcoming party is accessible to the general public, with tickets on sale now, here.

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