Shaquille O'Neal's third album, Shaq-Fu: Da Return, is a solid (but not outstanding) rap CD that takes another step forward in that no-man's land between legitimacy and novelty act. Shaq's skills are in collaborating with A list talent, and Da Return has its share with efforts by Warren G and Keith Murray, among others. This CD by the basketball great is notable for its more personal songs, including "Biological Didn't Bother," a testament to his stepfather who he credits for much of his success. The Best of Shaquille O'Neal may be Shaq's best collection of songs, but Shaq-Fu: Da Return is the album where the artist first finds something to say.
AllMusic Review by JT Griffith