Portland Trail Blazer point guard Damian Lillard makes a throwback Millennial reference by suggesting an Instagram tweak inspired by MySpace.
Generation Z kids remember the days before TikTok and Instagram, but before there was Twitter or even Facebook, there was the predecessor for all major social media: MySpace.
At least, that’s the case for Millennials, who still remember those early days of the Internet. While there’s a lot that can be left behind in that era like colorful fonts and blurry photo resolution, there’s one thing Damian Lillard wants to bring back from the MySpace days: the profile song.
“Instagram need to let people put a song on they page like old school my MySpace,” the 31-year-old Lillard said on Monday.
For anyone who wasn’t on MySpace with Lillard back in the day, the social networking platform allowed users to have a song autoplay as fellow users perused their profile.
Damian Lillard wants to bring back the MySpace profile song for Instagram
If Lillard did get to share songs on his Instagram profile, it would likely be one of his own. Calling himself the “best rapper in the NBA“, Lillard has gone toe-to-toe with fellow rapper/NBA star Marvin Bagley III. Lillard got into rapping while growing up in Oakland, and he has harnessed his craft to work alongside icons like Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. His latest album, Different On Levels The Lord Allowed, was released on Aug. 20 of this year.
In his own way, Lillard has found a way to bring his love of music to Instagram by using his distinct hashtag, #4BarFriday. On the hashtag, Lillard and any other Instagrammer wanting to drop bars can share a video rapping and tag the video with the hashtag to share with fellow artists.
It looks like Dame D.O.L.L.A. had music on his mind for another reason: he has a freestyle and interview set to drop later this week.