There’s no doubt that Jersey Shore-based producer 4B knows how to start a party, and look no further than his new collaboration with Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal) and Florida-based veteran rapper Trick Daddy to be your new weekend soundtrack.
“Shut Up” goes hard out of the gate with a menacing bassline and sinister, serrating synths, all complemented by Trick Daddy’s hyped rapping. The track is hard-hitting with plenty of rhythms, providing just the vibe for your summertime clubbing or house party with your friends. “Shut Up” follows 4B’s recently released track “Drum” from earlier this summer, ahead of his concept event at the iconic Hollywood Palladium “4B & Friends” on July 15. Trick Daddy rose to fame during the late 90s and worked with names like Lil Jon, DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Young Jeezy, and many others.
“I linked up with Shaq, aka DJ Diesel, in Texas. I asked him why he DJs. Mind you, I used to watch this VHS “Shaq Attack – In Your Face” where he was DJing in the 90s, but I was curious to see why he’s doing it in 2022. He said the first time he played a festival, it felt like Game 7. I was inspired immediately. He really loves the bass music crowd, and I see him head banging during his sets. So I wanted to bring that bass but also Jersey vibe to the table for a collab, and I think we nailed it with ‘Shut Up.’ He’s been playing it ever since, and I’m so pumped for it to finally be out.” – 4B
“Working with 4B on ‘Shut Up’ was a blast. Bobby and I have done countless shows together, but we never sat down to actually make a record… It was time to change that.” – Diesel aka Shaquille O’Neal
Robert McKeon Jr., better known as 4B, may only be 29 years old, but he’s already been honing his musical skills for nearly half of his life. The American DJ and producer has relentlessly pursued his signature sound and vision, garnering support from some of the industry’s legends like Skrillex, DJ Snake, Diplo and Tiësto for his unique sound and meticulous production style.
His trademark single was “Pop Dat” with Aazar in 2015; which became a quintessential trap anthem upon its release in 2015 and quickly evolved into a festival staple recognized all over the world. Since its release, it has become one of the most played trap songs in 2016, putting 4B firmly on the map as one to be watched in the dance music scene. Since then, his talent for boundary-pushing production translated easily into a finely tuned ear for remixes, including one for Fetty Wap’s “My Way” with Flosstradamus and DJ Snake’s “Middle,” which was officially released through Interscope.
4B has also earned himself somewhat of a cult following from his electric live performances, which include his wildly popular set at EDC Las Vegas right before ZEDD, where he brought out Soulja Boy as a special guest. 4B continues to evolve and mature as an artist, and we are excited to see what the next wave of his career brings.
Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most dominant basketball players in NBA history and is now also one of the greatest entertainers on earth. At 7’1″ and 325 pounds, Shaq’s larger-than-life personality and powerful athleticism have resulted in worldwide admiration and one of the most passionate fan bases in sports and entertainment. The Hall of Famer first discovered electronic dance music after crashing the festival TomorrowWorld in 2014, a milestone event that changed his life forever after being exposed to DJ’s such as Steve Aoki and Skrillex.
Shaquille has been passionate about music from a very young age – at just 14 after O’Neal saw Public Enemy live for the first time, while sandwiched in a crowd of 5000 people, he became fixated on DJing. He cut his neighbors’ grass, walked dogs, and scraped together any cash that he could until he saved up $200 to buy his first set of turntables at a local pawn shop. Fast forward to 1993, Shaquille’s rap album, ‘Shaq Diesel,’ did the unthinkable of selling over a million copies and peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard 100 cementing O’Neal as the only athlete ever with a platinum-selling album.
SHAQ aka DJ Diesel’s dance music debut was at TomorrowWorld 2015, as the Hall of Famer took the stage for the first time in front of tens of thousands of fans mixing the best of Trap, EDM, and Hip-Hop. From there DJ Diesel’s career was born as he cemented the title of ‘the biggest DJ in the world.’ DJ Diesel recently embarked on a 15+ date “Summer of SHAQ” tour, has graced main stages around the globe from Tomorrowland, Lost Lands, Life in Color, and even launched his own festival series – Shaq’s Fun House.