Big Shaq
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Big Shaq
Michael Dapaah
  • Big Shaq
  • Roadman Shaq
  • MC Quakez
Born January 1991 (age 26-27)[1]
London, England
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • rapper

Michael Dapaah (born January 1991[2]) is an English rapper, actor, and comedian of African descent best known for portraying the fictional road rapper Big Shaq (also known as Roadman Shaq). He is also known for his mockumentary SWIL (Somewhere in London), which focuses on four characters and their journey to success.


Dapaah began his career by garnering a social following for his brief comedic online skits, which he then adapted into his mockumentary series on YouTube titled SWIL (Somewhere in London) which amassed over 1 million views in its first series.[3]

"Man's Not Hot"

Dapaah saw a rapid growth in public attention when he appeared on Charlie Sloth's BBC Radio 1Xtra show Fire In The Booth.[4] His comedic rap "Man's Not Hot" (whose backing track was sampled from 67 and Giggs' 2016 track "Let's Lurk") developed into a viral meme, and a studio track version of the song was released on 22 September 2017.[5] The song's music video was released by Dapaah himself on 26 October of the same year;[6] which features cameos from Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Yachty, Dutch rap-group Broederliefde and DJ Khaled, who calls Dapaah's character a "legend".



As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
(as MC Quakez; featuring Shakes)
2017 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Non-album singles
"Man's Not Hot"
(as Big Shaq)
3 28 33 21 26 20 23 22 15 41
"--" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

Title Year Album
"The Ting Go Challenge"[22]
(DJ Flex featuring MC Quakez)
2017 Non-album single


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  5. ^ Minamore, Bridget (October 27, 2017). "How the world fell in love with Michael Dapaah's absurd "The Ting Goes" freestyle". The Fader. Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ Jefferson, J'na (26 October 2017). "Big Shaq Releases Video For Viral Hit "Mans Not Hot"". Vibe. Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ "Big Shaq | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2017. 
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  14. ^ "Big Shaq Discography". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2018. 
  15. ^ "Big Shaq Discography". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2018. 
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  17. ^ "Balance (feat. Shakes) - Single by MC Quakez on Apple Music". iTunes Store (GB). Retrieved 2017. 
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  19. ^ "British single certifications - Big Shaq". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2018.  Enter Big Shaq in the search field and then press Enter.
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  21. ^ "New Zealand single certifications - Big Shaq - Man's Not Hot". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2018. 
  22. ^ "The Ting Go Challenge - Single by DJ Flex on Apple Music". iTunes Store (GB). Retrieved 2017. 

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