LOS ANGELES (AP) _ He dribbles and shoots. He stars in movies. Now, Shaq sings.

Los Angeles Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal has signed a long-term marketing and distribution deal with A&M Records.

``Shaq's charisma and talent combined with (O'Neal manager) Leonard Armator's vision and drive will combine to make this venture fun and profitable,'' A&M chairman Al Cafaro said.

Recordings by O'Neal, hip-hop quartet 1 Accord and rapper Peter Gunz will debut A&M's Twism label. The acronym stands for The World Is Mine.