SHAQ has personally assembled Big Game Weekend’s best lineup ever featuring Lil Wayne, Zedd, Six-Time Shaq’s Fun House All-Star Diplo, DJ Irie, Myles O’Neal & a Pepsi Stronger Together Halftime Performance by DJ Diesel! Prepare for once in a lifetime performances combined with festival style production, CO2, confetti blasts, and much more!
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper and record executive. He is regarded by many contemporaries as one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation and often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time. His career began in 1995, at the age of 12, when he was signed by rapper Birdman, joining Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label. From then on, Wayne was the flagship artist of Cash Money Records before ending his association with the company in June 2018.
In 1995, Wayne was put in a duo with label-mate B.G. (at the time known as Lil Doogie) and they recorded an album, True Story, released that year, although Wayne (at the time known as Baby D) only appeared on three tracks. Wayne and B.G. soon joined the southern hip hop group Hot Boys, with Cash Money label-mates Juvenile and Turk in 1997; they released their debut album Get It How U Live! in October that year. The Hot Boys became popular following the release of the album Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and the song “Bling Bling”.
Lil Wayne’s solo debut album Tha Block Is Hot (1999) was his solo breakthrough, and he reached higher popularity with his fourth album Tha Carter (2004) and fifth album Tha Carter II (2005), as well as several mixtapes and collaborations throughout 2006 and 2007. He gained more prominence within the music industry with his sixth album Tha Carter III (2008), with first-week sales of over one million copies in the US. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and included successful singles “A Milli”, “Got Money” (featuring T-Pain), and “Lollipop” (featuring Static Major)—the latter being his first single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In February 2010, Wayne released his seventh studio album, Rebirth, which experimented with rap rock and was met with generally negative reviews. A month later in March 2010, Lil Wayne began serving an 8-month jail sentence in New York after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from an incident in July 2007. His eighth studio album I Am Not a Human Being (2010) was released during his incarceration, while his 2011 album Tha Carter IV was released following his release. Tha Carter IV sold 964,000 copies in its first week in the United States. His twelfth studio album Tha Carter V was released in 2018 after multiple delays. Wayne’s thirteenth album, Funeral, was released in early 2020.
Lil Wayne has sold over 120 million records worldwide, including more than 20 million albums and 70 million digital tracks in the United States, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He has won five Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and eight NAACP Image Awards. On September 27, 2012, he became the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with 109 songs. Lil Wayne also currently serves as the chief executive officer (CEO) of his own label, Young Money Entertainment.
Grammy-winning electronic producer Zedd is known for dynamic, electro-house tracks and a glitchy, pulsing production style. He first broke through in 2010 with a remix of Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” before parlaying that buzz into mainstream success with his 2012 album debut, Clarity. Buoyed by the single “Stay the Night” with Hayley Williams, Clarity reached the U.S. Top Ten and earned him a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. His sophomore album, True Colors, spawned the hit “I Want You to Know” with Selena Gomez and landed at number four (plus number one on the dance charts). Along with his own work, he has remained an in-demand producer, collaborating on tracks with a bevy of pop luminaries including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Ariana Grande. In 2018, he paired with Grammy-winning country singer Maren Morris and L.A. electronic duo Grey for the Top 40 hit “The Middle.”
Born Thomas Wesley Pentz, Diplo is one of the most dynamic forces in music today. He is legend on his own; a member of the now iconic Major Lazer, which most recently released Music Is The Weapon, their first album in five years; one third of LSD, the psychedelic supergroup with Sia and Labrinth whose debut album has been streamed over three billiontimes; and half of Silk City with Mark Ronson, whose Platinum-certified “Electricity” with Dua Lipa topped charts worldwide and won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
The ten-time Grammy-nominated artist has worked closely with artists including Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Madonna and Bad Bunny; continues to helm his own long-running label Mad Decent and tours the world over. In 2020, Diplo debuted his first country album, Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil — now certified Gold — as well as his first ambient album, MMXX.
Diplo has recently refocused his efforts on Higher Ground, the deep house imprint he launched in 2019, with more music due imminently. The recently released “Don’t Be Afraid” with Jungle and Damian Lazarus follows three US Dance #1s for Diplo and the label — the Grammy-nominated SIDEPIECE collaboration “On My Mind;” “Looking For Me” with Paul Wolford and Kareen Lomax; and “Turn Back Time” with Sonny Fodera.
DJ Diesel Presented by Pepsi
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 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 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.
Part festival, part carnival, part circus, Shaq’s Fun House pops up at leading cultural events around the world. Shaq’s inaugural Fun House in March of 2018 was one of the most viral events of the year with surprise performances and appearances by Diplo, Steve Aoki, A-Track, DJ Carnage, Rob Gronkowski, Von Miller, designer Alexander Wang, and Shark Tank’s Daymond John. Shaq’s Super Bowl Fun House featured performances and appearances from Migos, Diplo, Tiesto, Lil Jon, T-Pain, Adam Levine, Jamie Foxx, Akon, Patrick Mahomes, Reggie Bush, Adrian Peterson, Evander Holyfield and many more cementing it as one of the most legendary events of all time. 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 Diesel.
Take for example the night DJ Irie was spinning at Robert Downey Jr.’s private birthday bash held at Downey’s Malibu mansion. As the story goes, party host Jamie Foxx was on the mic while Irie had a crowd of Hollywood elites—Jodi Foster, Tobey Maguire, Samuel L. Jackson—partying to a remix of Sting and the Police’s classic hit Roxanne. Sometime during the mix, Sting himself grabbed the mic and started singing along. “I was thinking, wow is this really happening!” recalls Irie. “I couldn’t believe that the same music-loving boy from Miami was actually spinning while Sting rocked out to my mix.”
Calling Miami home, DJ Irie continues to be a major supporter of numerous local and national non-profit organizations, in addition to his active role with the Irie Foundation. By approaching the Foundation with the same unwavering passion, energy, and commitment that has allowed his career to thrive, Irie and his team continue to expand the scope of the Foundation’s efforts.
In addition to his work in the community, DJ Irie is an international sensation with a contagious enthusiasm and larger-than-life personality. While he’s certainly an authority on electrifying any party, the Irie Music brainchild is no ordinary DJ. Currently serving as the official DJ of Carnival Cruise Lines, Irie’s partnerships range among several “Who’s Who” of blue-chip companies and brands, including the 3-time NBA World Champion Miami HEAT and superstar Jamie Foxx. The St. Croix native is also the man behind Irie Music, Corp., coowner of Loose Anchor Clothing Co., Pucci’s Pizza and Venture Projects, LLC venture capital. He’s the #1 choice for countless celebrities and high-profile events everywhere from South Beach to Singapore, and has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, including the American Music Awards, MTV VMA’s, FIFA World Cup, International Premier Tennis League, Daytona 500, Super Bowl, and NBA All-Star, and at corporate events for Louis Vuitton, Google, Red Bull, Hublot, and General Motors, just to name a few.
Recognized worldwide for his tremendous talent and sharp business acumen, he has picked up numerous accolades, including the Global Spin Awards’ National Club DJ of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year awards, Charles E. Perry Young Alumni Visionary Award, Grey Goose’s Rising Icon Award and the Southern Entertainment Awards’ Nightclub DJ of the Year. He is a mainstay on “Good Morning America,” and has been featured on “Conan,” “The Early Show,” MTV, and E! Entertainment Television, as well as in Fortune Magazine, Forbes, USA Today, Us Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, and countless others.
Myles O’Neal is an American TV personality, DJ, and Entertainer. He is known for the countless roles as himself in ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’, ‘Basketball Wives’, ‘Shaq Life’, and ‘Shaunie’s Home Court’.
Myles was born in Los Angeles, California. His dad, Shaquille O’Neal, is a NBA Hall of famer and TV personality, and his mother, Shaunie O’Neal is a TV personality and producer. He also has 5 siblings Shareef, Shaqir, Amirah, Me’Arah, and Taahirah.
Although not in his filmography, Myles studied acting at Santa Monica College for 4 years. This was before he hit the screen as himself in 2016 season of ‘Shaunie’s Home Court’.
From there he became an entertainer and followed his passion and love for music by becoming a DJ. He was very familiar with music from his father who also shares the same love for DJing. So different from his other siblings Myles chose a life path away from basketball.