Damian Lillard is coming off of one of his best individual seasons of his NBA career and, by far, the best season for his team, as the Blazers made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals a few months back.
The star guard made his fourth All-Star appearance along with a second-team All-NBA selection, which earned him a supermax extension in Portland that will keep him there through most of his prime. It’s been a busy offseason for Dame, inking a new extension and also putting the finishing touches on his third studio album, Big D.O.L.L.A, which is set to release this Friday, August 9.
On Wednesday, Lillard revealed the cover art for his album along with the full track list on Twitter. The cover art features him sitting on a Bentley with his son, Damian Jr., in a Bentley Power Wheels next to him. The track list has 10 songs, including the opener to the album, “Sorry,” featuring Lil Wayne, as he has on each of his two previous albums as well.
New album alert 🚨
Available 8/9 on all platforms! It’s my 3rd album and my best. Make sure y’all go support on Friday!
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) August 7, 2019
Many athletes have dipped a toe into the rap game, but few have earned as much credibility within the world as Lillard, as evidenced by the consistent support from a legend like Wayne in the form of a feature on each of his albums. Lillard takes his craft seriously when he’s in the studio and it pays off in legitimately good music, and his performance on the court speaks for itself in how he’s able to separate the two and still put in the necessary work to be at his best on the floor even when he takes time to put in work on a new album project.