Damian Lillard’s Latest Single Rockets Him Top Of The ‘Greatest Athlete-Rappers Of All Time’ List
Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard, aka Dame DOLLA, fancies himself a rapper (see: 4 Bar Fridays). Subsequently, he's slowly releasing his album ("Different On Levels The Lord Allows") over Soundcloud -- as musicians are wont to do nowadays -- having dropped the first track a week ago. His second track, "Full Stomach," came out today and it's actually pretty damn good.
I mean, it never hurts using the same iconic sample as Kanye West did when he produced "The Food" on Common's ground-breaking 2005 "Be" album. That being said, it also doesn't hurt having a decent flow. Lillard has both of these things.
Now if he could only lure another marquee free agent...
[Soundcloud] It's always room for a real one cuz you can't finesse the grind
The chatter gets ignored because they hatin from behind
It's gettin clear they bothered that I'm here
The top in my side mirror .. Closer than it appears
And my peers they know that I don't fit the stereotype
If I don't practice what I preach then you can bury me in white
And the fast life infected cuz it's full of parasites
Fine with sittin on the edge, I never been scared of heights
Married twice to the game ... But never to the fame
Flirting on occasion, cuz it double up the change
Never been a sucker for love or for the gain
But I been a fan of reaping the benefits for the pain
Bein drained after workouts, my asthma actin up
Me and Hou in elementary school had to catch the bus
Thought it was normal for that age ... Helped us turn the page
Went from Bein innocent kids to ready for the stage
It was written ... I'd never lie to yall
And even on New Years I never drop the ball
Was always a misfit from what I can recall
Never been a walk of life for me, it's always been a jog..
And ima tell you what you feed the mind ultimately grows
I feed wisely and now I'm just reaping what I sewed
Conscious rap up in my speakers, Kendrick and J. Cole
Why they askin who the best rapper in the league when they know... Dame Lillard
Stop playin... I give to em straight
Call me what you want, but you can never call me fake
I'm a real college grad ... And my Pockets full of cake
If you don't like me... It's jealousy or a mistake
I do it for the squad ... They already know
CFG the clique and the jungle where we grow
We beating down barriers and kickin down the door
Set the game on fire ...and let it burn slow
Hmmm, we're keeping an eye out for some LaMarcus Aldridge disses in here but it's looking like Lillard took the high road with his recently departed teammate. Sucks, because no one would've blamed him for calling out Aldridge for ring chasing down in San Antonio. Oh well, I guess we'll have to settle for the Action Bronson-Ghostface Killah beef. (We've got zero complaints about that one.)
Have a listen, below.
"Soldier In The Game"
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