Hear Shaq and Steve Aoki collaborate on “Welcome to the Playhouse”

Shaquille O’Neal, a.k.a. DJ Diesel has teamed up to Steve Aoki to create a new single. “Welcome to the Playhouse.” The club-ready anthem arrives via Aoki’s label Dim Mak along with an animated music video.

The couple, who have been close friends for many years, announced their partnership via Instagram earlier in the week. “Shaq goes hard on the mic!!!” Aoki ConfirmedThe post.

The single arrives ahead of Shaq’s upcoming music festival, Fun House, set for Feb. 11 in Los Angeles. The Shrine will host the event featuring DJ Diesel, Diplo and Zedd. Tickets and VIP tables go on sale Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. PST via the event’s official website.

Shaq has been DJing since many years. A SoundCloud mix introduced the NBA star to DJ Diesel in 2015. He went on stage at TomorrowWorld that year and performed with DJ Diesel. He has also performed on a club gig in Las Vegas, anyone who’s followed his career both on and off of the court knows he’s been a music vet for a while. Shaq released four rap albums in the Nineties, guested on Fu-Schnickens’ Top 40 hit “What’s Up Doc? (Can We Rock?),” and Even conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra in 2010, while playing for the Celtics.


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