Damian Lillard Drops New Song, Shouts Out Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJuly 13, 2015

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After a few quiet months, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard—who goes by Dame DOLLA (Different on Levels the Lord Allows) on the mic—resurfaced Monday.

Lillard is known to be a skilled rapper, and his latest track, “Soldier in the Game,” only adds to his already impressive resume.

Smoothly spitting over a Future beat, the All-Star addressed the struggles of going from rags to riches. He even shouts out a few of his fellow Western Conference superstars: “My life came full circle, at the park [I] was throwing left hooks. Now I’m in the league with Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook.”

Lillard is the real deal, and he deserves credit for sticking to rap instead of channeling his inner Jackson 5 following LaMarcus Aldridge’s departure from Portland.

In March, he told Chris Haynes of Comcast SportsNet that his first album could go platinum:

If my profile continues to increase, I think I can go platinum with my music. Not to knock anybody else who has done it, but I can actually rap. I have a story to tell. It’s not going to just be about basketball. I have more content than that. With the way I know I can get down, and the producers that I’ll align myself with, there’s no reason not to think I couldn’t go platinum. Shaq proved it’s possible.

Take a listen to the song, which contains zero curses, below:

[SoundCloud]

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