Portland Trailblazers star Damian Lillard has dropped his fourth album, Different On Levels The Lord Allowed. The album has features with Lil Wayne, Mozzy, Q-Tip, and Snoop Dogg, and fans are already sharing their early thoughts. Dame also shouts-out James Harden and DeMar DeRozan on the album. Here’s what he says.
Damian Lillard aka Dame D.O.L.L.A drops new album
Rap music and basketball are often synonymous, although few NBA stars have yet to carve out credible music careers.
Damian Lillard aka Dame D.O.L.L.A. is single-handedly trying to put an end to that, releasing his fourth studio album Different On Levels The Lord Allowed.
He’s previously worked with the likes of Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Jamie Foxx, with his last project, Big D.O.L.L.A., dropping in 2019.
With Different On Levels The Lord Allowed, Dame D.O.L.L.A. is looking to firmly establish himself as the GOAT in two different lanes.
And for his new album, he’s got some serious help.
Different On Levels The Lord Allowed tracklist and features
On Wednesday, Dame shared the tracklist for his fourth album.
Different On Levels The Lord Allowed comes with 12 songs and features help from Blxst, Lil Wayne, Mozzy, Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg, Raphael Saadiq, Derrick Milano, Jane Handcock, Dreebo, and Tree Thomas.
Here’s the full tracklist.
1. “The Juice” Feat. Jane Handcock
2. “Overnight” Feat. Blxst
3. “Right One” Feat. Lil Wayne & Mozzy
4. “IYKYK” Feat. Jane Handcock
5. “For Me” Feat. Derrick Milano
6. “We The Ones” Feat. Blxst & Tree Thomas
7. “Him Duncan”
8. “Home Team” Feat. Dreebo
9. “Meditate” Feat. Q-Tip
10. “Mentality Interlude”
11. “Kobe” Feat. Snoop Dogg & Derrick Milano
12. “Goat Spirit” Feat. Raphael Saadiq
Dame recently spoke to Apple Music about reaching out to artists for collaborations.
“I do it all myself,” he said.
“My ego ain’t too big to pick up the phone, but I ain’t going to keep picking up the phone. I’m going to be like, ‘What’s up? I got a idea. I got this record,’ or whatever. I’m going to go to the person that I feel like it fit and people that I respect their music.”
Dame dropped the video to We The Ones (feat. Blxst and Tree Thomas), just a few hours ago.
What are people saying about the album?
Fans of the Blazers All-Star were hyped when the album dropped earlier today.
Dame was vocal on Twitter during the launch and retweeted some of the early reviews and track favourites.
Dame shouts out James Harden and DeMar DeRozan
Dame also managed to squeeze in a few bars about his contemporaries.
Rappers shouting out ballers is standard these days, with J Cole even paying tribute to Dame on his recent album.
On Different On Levels The Lord Allowed, Dame shouts out James Harden and DeMar DeRozan, and people were loving it.
On that track Meditate, he says, “Peep the garden, take a step back like Harden.”
On the track Overnight, Dame raps:
“Moved them out to Portland they hollerin’ “Dolla time”
Name a n**** that’s hooping at this level with realer ties
Wait, hold it, I only know one that’s Demar Derozan
All these showman, n***** more Hollywood than Hogan, really posing”
Different On Levels The Lord Allowed is out 20 August and is available to stream on most platforms.