Big Game Weekend’s best lineup ever featuring SHAQ’s Miami Legends: PITBULL, DIDDY, & TIESTO, alongside superstars DIPLO, CARNAGE, DIESEL and special guest on the Swisher Sweets stage – DaBABY! Prepare for once in a lifetime performances combined with festival style production, CO2, confetti blasts, and much more!
Pitbull invites disruption on a global scale as a GRAMMY®-winning international superstar, education advocate, business entrepreneur and motivational speaker. With countless awards, dozens of international number ones, hundreds of gold and platinum certifications, single sales of over 80 million, and cumulative views in excess of 15 billion, one of the most impressive careers in music history set the stage for him to make true change. Not only did he successfully help establish Sports Leadership Arts and Management (SLAM!) tuition-free public charter schools across the country, he was honored by the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of Clean Water Here; he is a partner in eMerge Americas, the annual tech and innovation summit in Miami; and he was honored alongside music legends as well as Nobel Peace Prize and Pulitzer Prize winners at the 2019 International Achievement Summit. Pitbull and Horizon Media have partnered to launch 305 Worldwide, a new multicultural marketing agency. The first partnership secured through 305 Worldwide is Pitbull’s multiplatform marketing collaboration with Boost Mobile. Pitbull has performed for millions worldwide and even joined forces with the #1 life and business strategist, Tony Robbins, for numerous engagements around the globe. He maximizes his own creative, entrepreneurial and personal freedom yet again on the Latin album LIBERTAD 548 — his first project released independently under his own Mr. 305 Records on September 27, 2019.
One of the biggest hip-hop impresarios ever, Sean Combs — known as Puff Daddy until his professional name change to P. Diddy, then just Diddy — is a rapper, singer, record producer, entrepreneur, record executive, fashion designer and actor….a true living icon.
Combs has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and is the producer of MTV’s Making the Band. In 2018, Forbes estimated his net worth at $825 million, making him the second-richest hip-hop recording artist, after Jay-Z.
“The #1 DJ Of All Time” -Rolling Stone
Tiësto is a name that no longer needs an introduction. He is synonymous with the best of electronic music, and continues to inspire a generation of up-and-coming young artists. In addition to two Grammy nominations and a Grammy win in 2015, Tiësto has been named the #1 DJ by Rolling Stone, voted “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mixmag, ranked the #1 DJ in the world three times by DJ Mag, and was recently awarded the Edison Pop Oeuvre Lifetime Achievement Award (an honor he shares with David Bowie, Quincy Jones and U2 among others).
At this point in his career, Tiësto has toured the world countless times, and recently topped a travel report as the world’s most-travelled musicians of all time. He’s performed for millions at Ultra, Coachella, Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld and Electric Daisy Carnival, in addition to the innumerable clubs that he headlines. Throughout the past two decades, Tiësto has remained not only one of the world’s most prolific and enduring artists, but one of music’s top innovators. In spite of his accomplishments, Tiësto does not see his work as being done. “DJing is my life,” the man isn’t afraid to admit. But more than that, “It’s a lifestyle.”
Diplo aka Diplodocus, aka Thomas Wesley, aka Wes is a super start DJ and one of the most sought after producers in the msuic industry. A well known taste maker and label owner, Diplo is the creative wizard behind projects like Major Lazer, LSD, Silk Side, Higher Ground, and Jack Ü
Catch DaBaby performing on the Swisher Sweets Artist Project stage at Shaq’s Fun House!
Charlotte, North Carolina native “DaBaby” began rapping in December 2014. In January 2015, with less than a month of experience as an artist, he went on with the release of his debut mixtape titled, “NonFiction,” under the name “Baby Jesus.” This release acquired over 10,000 streams, in the first 48 hours, with no promotion, outside of posts on his Instagram account. DaBaby’s buzz quickly spread throughout Charlotte and the surrounding areas, becoming the fuel that eventually ignited DaBaby’s contagious brand and subsequent music career.
A few months later, DaBaby booked a spontaneous flight to Austin, Texas, for “SXSW 2015,” where he received the opportunity to perform his new music, on seven different stages, over the course of three days. What everyone then learned was that ‘DaBaby’ wasn’t just another local rapper who happened to put out a great project, but was also a fearless performer. With no prior performing experience, let alone speaking on a microphone period, DaBaby was a standout performer, amongst the masses. By the time SXSW ended large crowds were chanting the lyrics to his single “Baby Jesus,” some even approaching him for autographs. DaBaby acquired a numerous amount of fans, from all over the country, during SXSW, which turned into a cult following
Carnage is one of the most dominant music superstar artists in the world. From pioneering the Trap genre, massive collabs and festival appearances in the dance world, to records with Lil Pump, Migos, and Mac Miller, few artists are able to move between genres as seamlessly as Carnage.
SHAQ aka DJ Diesel
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 adulation and one of the most passionate fan bases in sports and entertainment. The Hall of Famer first discovered electronic dance music after crashing TomorrowWorld festival in 2014, a milestone event that changed his life forever after being exposed to DJ’s like 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, sandwiched in a crowd of 5,000 people, he became fixated on DJ’ing. He cut his neighbors’ grass, walked dogs, and scraped together any cash that he could until he saved up $200 buy his first set of turntables at a local pawn shop.
SHAQ aka DJ Diesel’s dance music debut was at TomorrowWorld 2015, as the Hall of Famer took the stage for the fist 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.’ Shaquille O’Neal’s off-court accolades rival his athletic accomplishments, having found success in acting, music, television, gaming, and while SHAQ is already a platinum recording Hip-Hop artist, this is just the beginning for DJ Diesel.
Simultaneously street and country with an elastic, no-nonsense flow, Yella Beezy represents the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. Active since the early 2010s, he has released several mixtapes, including Lil Yella Mane (2012), Country Rap Tunes (2015), Lite Work (2015), and Broke Nights Rich Days (2017). The second volume of Lite Work (also 2017) featured “That’s on Me,” a track with a video viewed well over four million times within four months of release. Beezy’s momentum continued with the March 2018 upload of an official clip for the Lil Baby collaboration “Up One,” another track off Lite Work, Vol. 2. Its views exceeded 1.5 million in less than a week.
NITTI GRITTI is the name that continues to push the boundaries of electronic music. With an ever-expanding list of A-list supporters including DJ Snake, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Major Lazer, and Tiesto, NITTI has proven himself a heavyweight within the dance music community.
2018 positioned itself as a massive year for NITTI GRITTI. He started off the year on a headlining World Tour, where he performed across the United States, China, and Australia. His biggest release “Crack” was signed to Tiesto’s label, Musical Freedom, and was the seventh most played track at Ultra Music Festival. He also has shown his talents expand far beyond dance music by co-producing Enrique Iglesias’ latest single, “Move To Miami” featuring Pitbull and Bad Bunny’s “200 MPH” with Diplo. NITTI also released official remixes for Bazzi’s “Mine” and Mario’s “Drowning.” In the studio, he’s also worked with Cardi B, DJ Mustard, Bhad Bhabie, Skip Marley, and the Marley family. NITTI GRITTI ended the year performing over 100 shows across 3 continents coupled with several superstar collaborations.
Known for his contagious energy behind the decks and ingenious productions, NITTI GRITTI has garnered a dedicated following of both producers and fans alike, and is ready to dominate the music scene. It’s time to get down to the NITTI GRITTI.
Tyla Yaweh is an up and coming artist from Orlando Florida, at 19 Tyla moved to LA in the early parts of 2015 to pursue his music career. With only a few hundred dollars in his pockets & big dreams of becoming a star he took a leap of faith and pushed forward. While in LA he experienced the struggles of being a financially strapped artist, he was homeless at one point sleeping in his car & studios whenever he had a chance. Tyla never let his struggles deter him from his dreams, after recording several songs & performing at several shows his music was discovered by Tes Siyoum Manager & Dre London CEO of LondonEnt & manager of worldwide Superstar sensation Post Malone. Tyla has currently been working on music with G-Eazy, Ty dolla $ign, French Montana & Ski mask the Slump God & is currently touring with Post Malone. 2018 looks extremely promising for the Florida born native as he becomes one of the most anticipated artist to watch out for.
20-year-old Harlem-based singer, songwriter and rapper Melii first exploded into mainstream consciousness after her remix of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” went viral. Featuring braggadocious lyrics and melodious riffs, the sleeper hit showcased Melii’s natural ability to tame even the most driving, aggressive beats. This coupled with the success of her single “No Simple Chick” set the stage for 2018 to be her defining year. Since the release of her single, Melii has been in the studio recording her debut project Phases . The narrative-focused offering will explore her past – from the painful memories to the victories that culminated in her ultimate success. Slated for release this summer, Phases is an intimate portrait of a multi-talented artist who is equally as comfortable singing as she is rapping and songwriting.
“The Biggest Rap Group In The World” -The New York Times
Migos is an American hip hop trio from Atlanta, founded in 2008. They are composed of three rappers known by their stage names Takeoff, Quavo and Offset. Migos released their commercial debut single “Versace” in 2013, taken from their mixtape Y.R.N. (Young Rich Niggas). They have gone on to release several more singles, including “Fight Night” (2009), “Look at My Dab” (2015), and their four Billboard Hot 100 top 10 entries “Bad and Boujee” (featuring Lil Uzi Vert) (2016), peaking at number one, “MotorSport” (with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B) (2017), peaking at six, “Stir Fry” (2017), peaking at eight, and “Walk It Talk It” (featuring Drake) (2018), peaking at ten.
Migos released their debut album Yung Rich Nation in July 2015, through Quality Control Music and 300 Entertainment. Their second album, Culture, was released in January 2017 also through both record labels, and debuted atop the US Billboard 200 chart. The group later signed a deal with Motown and Capitol Records in February 2017, and followed up the latter album with Culture II in January 2018, giving the group their second number one album in the United States.
With 60 hit songs under his belt and two Grammy trophies on his mantle, T-Pain has cemented himself as one of the most influential artists of all time. But even he needed a bit of time to himself to reload. After a successful run of #1 hits, albums, tours and a plethora of cameo appearances, T-Pain took some time off to enjoy the fruits of his labor and perfect his craft. In 2018, T-Pain has returned and he is back and better than ever. He launched an “Everything Must Go” campaign in August to clear out his vault of unreleased music as a gift to his dedicated fans, he is currently the star of the hit television show on Fuse titled “T-Pain’s School of Business”, the dean of his very own university-Wiscansin University, and has an album slated to come out in early 2019. T-Pain is showing no signs of slowing down and has proven that he only gets better with time.
Armin Van Buuren
Cirque Du Soleil
Shaq’s Circus experience will be highlighted by a can not miss never seen before performance from Mystère by Cirque Du Soleil. Mystère originated in 1993 and is Cirque Du Solei’s longest running show in Las Vegas. Mystère features a mixture of circus skills, dance, elaborate sets, opera, worldbeat music, and street theatre-style comedy.