Damian Lillard Album

Damian Lillard has been focused on other things apart from basketball and the Olympics where he is currently part of the US men’s basketball team that suffered an opening game loss to France.

The 31-year-old Portland Trailblazers guard took out time on Monday to discuss the Olympics plus his role in Space Jam: A New Legacy, his upcoming album and more. He went on to tease that his forthcoming album will be self-titled and features the likes of Q-Tip, Blxst, Jane Hancock and more.

“It’s a self-titled album, the next one. I’m going to drop it in August probably, and on that I got Q-Tip on there, Blxst, Jane Hancock, I got my boy OG Tree from Oakland too…I think this album I went much deeper,” he said. “I went from making it fun, or trying to have people like it, but I went more into… like you said, I got more information now, and my understanding of just how successful I am and what it means to have the experience that I have and coming from where I come from and why it’s valuable in the business that I’m in and why I can carry things this way.”

“I’m a huge Tupac fan. So just.. his ability to paint a picture and for me to be able to see it… even though it wasn’t directly my situation. I always loved that about Tupac. So when I started to write music, a lot of my music was me expressing my struggles in my life and things that I went through and experienced and I enjoyed writing about that. That’s why I always loved Mary J. Blige too. My mom used to listen to Mary J. every single day and I got the same vibes from her, just that struggle and that pain, how she would put it in her music. I felt like I could see what she was going through.”

If you missed the Tokyo Olympics 2021 theme song ‘Colorful,’ you can listen to it here.