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Respect
Shaquille O'Neal
Respect
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
 
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Now five albums into an unlikely rap side career, NBA star Shaquille O'Neal long ago established himself as only a marginally talented rapper with a great propensity for lobbing monotone lyrical bricks toward the mic. But ...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Shaquille O'Neal
Title: Respect
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: A&M
Original Release Date: 9/15/1998
Release Date: 9/15/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Dance Pop, Pop Rap, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731454094726, 731454094740, 073145409472

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Now five albums into an unlikely rap side career, NBA star Shaquille O'Neal long ago established himself as only a marginally talented rapper with a great propensity for lobbing monotone lyrical bricks toward the mic. But commercial hip-hop has long been more about personality than skills, and the many fans of Shaq's rebounding and commercial endorsements won't have trouble liking their hero's efforts on Respect. Besides, star power and bankroll let O'Neal draft enough topnotch help to outshine the seven-footer and bring key tracks like "The Way It's Goin' Down" (featuring Peter Gunz and DJ Quik) to life. Elsewhere, though, Respect offers competent but strictly one-dimensional loops and beats, plus lyrics it's hard to get excited about: "I hold my water / So you better hold your daughter," goes one favorite couplet. Um, thanks for sharing, Shaq. --Roni Sarig
 

CD Reviews

AWESOME SHAQ!
Freeland | Northeastern Universtiy, MA | 01/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After great success with his previous albums I wasn't sure this would turn out alright, but Shaq has done it again. The smooth beats and catchy lyrics make this a must purchase."