Damian Lillard returns as Dame D.O.L.L.A. in October with the release of his second album.
Damian Lillard is about to drop some more hot fire off the court.
The Portland Trail Blazers point guard, who moonlights as rapper Dame D.O.L.L.A., confirmed that his second album has been ‘Confirmed.’
Along with the news that ‘Confirmed’ will drop on Oct. 6, Lillard reveals that the first single “Run It Up” will come out on Friday. Lil Wayne will be on the track. The two previously collaborated on “Loyal to the Soil” from Lillard’s debut album
While many basketball stars have tried their hand at writing rhymes, most are better off dropping dimes. Lillard is a notable exception, a baller turned rapper, and met with acception.
I, unlike Lillard, am not a rapper. But neither is Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace, anyone from the Ball family, and basically every other basketball player not named Damian Lillard.
None of them are rappers either.
Except, Shaquille O’Neal. He was a great rapper. Terrible actor.
Lillard released his first album ‘The Letter “O”’ in 2016. The album peaked at number 119 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and was met with favorable reviews.
His track “Wasatch Front” is currently featured in NBA 2K18. So yes, when you’re playing NBA 2K18 and you’re wondering why there’s a song about Weber State in the game, it’s because Damian Lillard can do these things.
Portland’s season tips off on Oct. 18, giving fans almost two weeks to memorize every line for Lillard’s album. Fans can then use those lines to taunt or encourage Lillard, depending on who they are rooting for. I suggest encouraging him because he seems like a cool guy based on his Twitter responses and maybe he’ll take it easy on your team if you’re nice to him.