Snoop Dogg Proclaims Shaquille O'Neal ‘Greatest NBA Rapper Ever’

Snoop Dogg Proclaims Shaquille O’Neal ‘Greatest NBA Rapper Ever’

Many NBA players over the years have gone into the studio while not partaking in the game of basketball. Some names that come to mind are Allen Iverson, Ron Artest (Metta World Peace), Damian Lillard, and Iman Shumpert. Yet, there is one who is currently in the NBA Hall of Fame AND he has a certified platinum album and was christened “greatest NBA rapper of all time” by one of the most respected hip-hop artists in the game.

Snoop Dogg made that proclamation after the release of a video by a rap duo named Coyote. The song, “3 Locos” featured one of the NBA’s greatest players, Shaquille O’Neal. Snoop gave Shaq that title in an Instagram post with a clip of the video that was released last week on Sept 1.


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The two emcees who make up Coyote, Ladies Love Guapo and Ricky Blanco spoke to TMZ Sports to explain how the collaboration with Shaq Diesel happened.

Shaq started to follow them after Ricky Blanco dropped a freestyle verse on the rapper’s Instagram account. The former basketball player left comments on the page and that started an online relationship that led to Shaq being featured on the “3 Locos” track.

After discussing a possible feature, Guapo said that Shaq was interested but only if the track was “some hardcore stuff.”

“He was like as long as it’s some hardcore stuff, I’m down. So we made a hardcore hip hop ’90s-type song and we’re like ‘Bro, let’s send it to Shaq,’ and he got on it, did his thing, he spit like 32 bars. He went off!” Guapo said.

Shaq evidently liked the track and four hours later, a collaboration was done!

“4 hours later he FaceTimes us and he shows us his verse and he went crazy! He’s rapping better than 90% of rappers out there.”


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Blanco also told the media outlet that this isn’t the only song that was done with Shaq. Not only is there an additional song with the TNT announcer, but Shaq has also produced a track for the duo. Does this mean that we shall see Shaq making another album in the future?

Snoop Dogg Proclaims Shaquille O’Neal ‘Greatest NBA Rapper Ever’

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