Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal) performs at the 2023 Outside Lands Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 11, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
It’s not everyday that a celebrity gives out money virtually for free, but that’s exactly what former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal is offering to a handful of folks. Well, kinda. I’ll explain.
You see, in a video posted to his official Instagram page on Tuesday, teasing his new live streaming show that’s “coming soon,” Shaq challenged viewers to submit new music for $3,000. Once a song was selected, he upped the ante and proposed that the audience send something that was “better” than the first one and provided a number where folks could send their submissions.
After all, positioning up and coming artists is something Shaq has had a desire to do for awhile now. Remember Shaq’s Bass Allstars: Who’s Next Edition search last year? He’s been looking for “fresh blood” in the industry for a hot second now. So between that initiative and this forthcoming new live streaming show (which has yet to receive an official air date)—this could be the very things music creatives have been waiting for.
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