Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard,whose rap moniker is Dame D.O.L.L.A., is set to release his new album, Confirmed, on October 6.
The 6’3″ All-Star posted on Instagram, announcing the news Monday night, revealing the upcoming project features contributions from artists such as 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Nick Grant and BJ The Chicago Kid.
My new album CONFIRMED drops this Friday on all major digital music platforms, including @spotify. It features @liltunechi, @hairweavekiller, @nickgrantmusic, @allstarbozzle, @bjthechicagokid, @versesimmonds, @em_i_see, @brookfieldduece and @dannyfromsobrante. — Why did I name the album CONFIRMED? One of the definitions of confirmed is "fixed in habit and unlikely to change." I named the album that because there's always been something said about me spending time in the studio, even though I've always shown up and produced for my team every night. I've never had issues with stardom. I'm also not new to music. I've always created music while playing at every level of basketball. But now this is no longer an experiment. This is my second album. I'm putting out respectable music yearly. I've invested in that. I'm settled in. I don't feel the need to answer questions or address concerns. This is who I am and what I do. #CONFIRMED — Inspiration behind the album cover? I wanted the cover to pay homage to some of my favorite artists. Crown: Biggie Prayer hands: PAC Gold rope and Rolex: @nas Highlighting my chest tattoo: for the art culture and community in Oakland. Shoutout to Olugbenro Ogunsemore (@olugbenro) for the 📸 work and @kampashai for the design work and 📸edit. #DameDOLLA #FrontPageMusic @frontpagehits Distribution partner: @human.re.sources
Confirmed is the follow-up to his 2016 debut, The Letter O, representing his jersey number, as well as the three places most important to Lillard — Oakland, CA, Ogden, UT (where he played for Weber State University) and the state of Oregon.
Lillard teased the collaboration with Wayne via Instagram in September, not long after Weezy was hospitalized as a result of seizures. The Young Money artist was also featured on The Letter O, despite some static from his label.