Damian Lillard’s rap career is another reminder he’s not a typical NBA star
Damian Lillard does things differently.
After being left for dead on a predicted lottery team following the departure of his teammate LaMarcus Aldridge, Lillard doubled down on his loyalty to the Trail Blazers and his adopted city of Portland. In so doing, he’s continued his ascent as one of the best players in the NBA and is now unquestionably one of the game’s standout leaders on a perpetually surprising Blazers team.
Lillard’s unshakable loyalty and irrepressible brilliance don’t stop on the basketball court. As his rap alter-ego Dame D.O.L.L.A., Lillard has released three well-received studio albums, including Big D.O.L.L.A., his latest. And while he hopes to spend the entirety of his NBA career in Oregon, when it comes to music, Lillard will always represent Brookfield, East Oakland, California.