Damian Lillard enjoys rapping. In fact, he enjoys rapping so much that he created an Instagram-based rap competition called #4BarFriday last year that he continues to hold every week. Here's a sample of one of his #4BarFriday contributions:
It sounds like the Trail Blazers point guard isn't content with simply ruling the Instagram rap world, though. Because according to an interview he did with CSNNW.com earlier this week, Lillard is also interested in releasing a rap album sometime in the near future. He didn't reveal any specifics about the album. But he did say that he thinks he would be a lot better than most of the other NBA players who have tried to rap in the past.
"If my profile continues to increase, I think I can go platinum with my music," he said. "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."
Before releasing an album, Lillard wants to give the world a taste of what he has to offer by dropping a mixtape later this year. But when it comes time to work on his full-length project, he already knows the first rapper he wants to collaborate with: J. Cole.
"[Dropping an album] is something that I'm excited about because I know a lot of people don't expect much from me because they feel they've seen this before," he said. "But I'm not like the other players that have done it. They'll see in time."
Are you looking forward to it?
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[via For The Win]