Shaq Diesel was once one of the biggest rappers in the game, and waking the sleeping lyrical giant by angering him is something that isn’t widely advised. It looks like LaVar Ball, father of rising NBA talent Lonzo Ball, brought the platinum-selling artist out of rap retirement.
Shaq released a three-minute diss track aimed toward Ball via TMZ Sports, going at the Big Baller Brand, his basketball skills and much more.
Over JAY-Z’s “Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)” instrumental, Shaq criticizes the NBA’s loudest talking parent. “Dudes talking loud, I don’t understand/ Walking around like they the true Big Baller Brand,” he raps.
He later brings up what would happen if the two ever played basketball together. “You beatin’ me? That’s a bunch of bologna/You think you Mailman, you ain’t even Jeff Malone,” he says.
Shaq takes an unconventional approach near the end of the diss track, and actually compliments Ball on his sons’ talent. “You’ve done a great job, I love how your sons play/ And lil ‘Melo too, attitude hella cool/ Jumper wet wet like two thots in a pool” he admits.
Finally, he returns to form and lets Ball know who’s in charge. “Watch your mouth, don’t ever step outta line/ Shaq O’ Neal, bro — greatest of all time,” he raps.
So far no response from Ball raps, but it’ll be interesting to see whether this “beef” gets settled on wax or on the basketball court.
Listen to the new track above.