December 02, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

If this b-ball superstar brought half the attitude to the mike that he brings to his movies and product plugs, his second album, Shaq Fu-Da Return, might have some zip. But instead Shaquille O’Neal settles for soggy, tired old beats and raps in a monotone so relentlessly laid-back that he sometimes seems to vanish into himself. C

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