In Brief

New team, new 'tude, better tunes. Shaq's Hollywood credentials might still be questionable, but on his third album the basketball star does a more-than-credible turn behind the microphone. O'Neal should keep his day job (it certainly pays better), but he's no longer a rap laughingstock--an accomplishment in itself.


Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).

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