It´s no secret that a lot of rappers want to be athletes and a lot of athletes want to be rappers and sometimes they succeed at it. Just look of the basketball career of Master P and the rap career of Shaq. Oh…well, maybe those weren’t the best examples.
But the failed attempts of his predecessors isn’t stopping Trailblazers star Damian Lillard from trying his hand at music. Lillard, who often spits bars and showcases them on Instagram, told CSNNW.com that he will be dropping a mix tape followed by an album later this year.
“If my profile continues to increase, I think I can go platinum with my music,” Lillard told CSNNW.com. “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.”
Platinum, huh? Well, I applaud Lillard for his high expectations. You guys can listen to a couple of his #4BarFriday samples and judge for yourself.