Two NBA greats from different eras are battling off the court. After Damian Lillard claimed he was a better rapper than Shaquille O’Neal on The Joe Budden Podcast, the Big Diesel fired back with a diss track aimed at Dame D.O.L.L.A.
Shaq’s song didn’t have the best audio quality, but the Hall of Famer still spit slick shots over Dr. Dre’s “What’s The Difference” instrumental.
The former Los Angeles Lakers star dropped lines such as “MVP candidate, you are not one/Platinum plaques on my wall, go and get you some” and “Call me when you get a back-to-back-to-back/Why would I wanna be a rapper, rappers wanna be Shaq.”
Shaq released the diss track because of Dame's comments on the @JoeBudden Podcast.
"People weren't looking at it like he's a real rapper. It was like, 'That’s Shaq rapping.' So, of course, it was a big deal." pic.twitter.com/SRdvy4hiqW
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 1, 2019
The track elicited a response from Dame, who dropped his own diss titled “Reign Reign Go Away.” The Portland Trailblazers point guard staked his claim as the best baller/rapper while throwing jabs at Shaq.
“Ole Icy Hot poster boy, TNT snitching/You big man hating, mad at my existence/Had a song with Bad Boy/Well I’m Jordan to the Pistons,” he rapped.
Dame then closed it out by declaring, “You had a moment OG, you the pioneer/But I done reached the top of this point and the climb is clear/All my bars is colder than any climate that’s near/So if you looking for the stop to the reign, you could find it here.”
Listen to Shaq’s diss above and check out Dame’s “Reign Reign Go Away” below.