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Shaq Diesel (Jive, 1993)

Though better known as the center for the NBA basketball team the Orlando Magic, in 1993 Shaquille O’Neal added a new job title to his resume: he became a rapper with the release of his debut album, Shaq Diesel. Despite the mixed to negative reviews, it reached Platinum status when it sold a million copies. The two singles off the album were moderate top 50 hits. (I Know I Got) Skillz was certified Gold and peaked at #35, while I’m Outstanding hit #47. The album itself peaked at #25 on the album chart (#10 on the R&B/Hip Hop album chart).

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