Already a superstar in the NBA, Portland Trailerblazers guard Damian Lillard has always had a hand in rapping. But tonight, he’s finally delivering his debut album, The Letter “O” — under his Dame D.O.L.L.A. (Different On Levels the Lord Allowed) alias.
Named as a tribute to the number he rocks on the court and the “O” that remained constant throughout his hoop career (he’s from Oakland, went to college in Ogden, Utah, and now plays in the big leagues in Portland, Oregon), Dame’s new album isn’t just your typical “NBA player wanting to rap” scenario. The man actually has skills on the mic (recently heard on “Hero” with the legendary Raphael Saadiq), and he’s backed by one solid supporting cast — including Saadiq, Lil Wayne, Marsha Ambrosius, Jamie Foxx, Juvenile, and more.
Stream The Letter “O” — highlighted by “Loyal To The Soil” with Lil Wayne — below, and grab a download on iTunes.