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Big Shaq returns with new video for ‘Buss It Down’

Big Shaq – aka comedian/rapper Michael Dapaah – has returned with a music video for his latest single, ‘Buss It Down’. Watch it below.  READ MORE: Big Shaq is back! Let’s look at the top moments – so far – from his viral hit web series ‘Somewhere In London’ The clip is co-directed by Shaq and Luke Biggins. It opens...

Big Shaq is back! Let’s look at the top moments – so far – from his viral hit web series ‘Somewhere In London’

After the success of Somewhere In London , it's no wonder Michael Dapaah and Marv Brown's masterpiece mockumentary web series has been revamped for season two. Echoing the success of internet sensation Roll Safe and his Hood documentary, SWIL and Big Shaq have won places in British pop culture. The second season, currently underway, has a star-studded cast from the internet sensations...

Liam Gallagher to collaborate with Big Shaq?

Big Shaq has revealed that he has been in discussions with Liam Gallagher about recording a collaboration together. Last year saw Noel Gallagher reveal that his children introduced him to Shaq (known also as comedian Michael Dappah), the man behind the viral hit ‘Mans Not Hot‘. Gallagher then said that he would love to play some shows with Big Shaq. Now though, it...

Man’s too hot? Big Shaq has finally taken off his jacket

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Big Shaq has released the video for 'Man Don't Dance', and it sees him do the seemingly impossible. In this instance, 'seemingly impossible' means taking off his jacket after the success of 'Man's Not Hot', which is an altogether unthinkable act. The clip sees Shaq relaxing in a cafe with friends, but he chooses to remove the jacket in a bid...

Skrrap! Big Shaq returns with new track ‘Man Don’t Dance’

Big Shaq has returned with new track 'Man Don't Dance'. Check it out in full below. The track is the latest effort from London comedian Michael Dapaah and acts as an unofficial sequel to 2017's 'Man's Not Hot', which became a huge viral hit across the globe. Check out the track in full below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV57sz3_UKo Since the success of 'Man's Not Hot', Big...

Big Shaq’s ‘Man’s Not Hot’ has been put on a talking can of Lynx deodorant

Fictional rapper Biq Shaq had a moment last year when his debut single 'Man's Not Hot' became a viral hit, amassing over three million global streams. The track gives a shoutout to 'the Lynx effect', and today Big Shaq's creator, comedian Michael Dapaah took to Twitter to show off a new toy - a talking can of Lynx. It gives a...

‘The coolest woman alive’ – how your favourite British musicians marked Mother’s Day

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Even when you've got limitless access to champagne, caviar and lapsang souchong, there's nothing like coming home to a mum holding a mug of home-brew tea. That's why everyone, even these busy British musicians, took the time yesterday to post gushy social media dedications to the most magical people in the world: their mums. (Americans, you can relax: your...

Here’s all your favourite celebrities having fun in the snow

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The British Isles have been hit by a light dusting of snow. Our entire nation – 65 million people – can speak exclusively on the topic of snow for at least the next 2.5 days. Just… Look at the snow! There’s so much of it! It’s so pretty! It… it has also delayed everyone's journey home by three hours....

Big Shaq has a message for Noel Gallagher at the BRIT Awards (and sings an awesome version of ‘Wonderwall’)

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Big Shaq has revealed that he is open to the idea of working and touring with "legend" Noel Gallagher. Watch our video interview with Shaq above. Buy this brilliant Oasis inspired 'Tea Here Now' mug Last year, Gallagher revealed that his children introduced him to Shaq (known also as comedian Michael Dappah), the man behind the viral hit ‘Mans Not Hot‘. Gallagher then...