Damian Lillard continues cementing himself as the most accomplished emcee to ever play in the NBA.
Lillard, under his music pseudonym Dame D.O.L.L.A., released his highly anticipated fourth studio album on Friday, Different On Levels The Lord Allowed.
The Trail Blazers superstar began teasing his latest music project earlier this summer. On August 5, he released a full music video for "The Juice," the opening track of Different On Levels The Lord Allowed featuring Jane Handcock.
Lillard's latest album is his most star-studded yet. The 12-track set includes features from the likes of Lil' Wayne, a longtime collaborator, Snoop Dogg, Q-Tip, Raphael Saadiq and Blxst, among others.
The album is littered with references to Lillard's family and friends and his beloved hometown of Oakland, as well as the trappings and luxuries of success. Though Different On Levels The Lord Allowed is replete with NBA-centric rhymes, a couple retired basketball luminaries receive extra special mention.
"Him Duncan," the seventh song on the album, is a play on the name of San Antonio Spurs icon Tim Duncan, a five-time NBA champion. The album's penultimate track, "Kobe," an homage to the late Los Angeles Lakers legend and his daughter, Gigi, featuring Snoop Dogg and Derrick Milano, was first featured on the tracklist for NBA 2K21.
Different On Levels The Lord Allowed is Lillard's second album produced via his record label, Front Page Music, following 2019's Big D.O.L.L.A. Lillard released his first album, The Letter O, in 2016, and dropped Confirmed a year later.