Dame spends the first part of his day working in the gym before hitting the studio. ESPN Chris Haynes breaks down Dame quest to be one of the biggest rappers in the industry.
Lillard has been in the studio for seven straight days working on the project, which has support from some of hip-hop’s most prominent figures, including Lil Wayne and super producer Scott Storch.
Each morning in Santa Monica, Lillard works out for over two hours and then heads to the studio from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.
“This boy got bars,” says hip-hop legend and Bay Area icon Too Short, who showed up to help assist in the narrowing down of beat options.
When his sophomore album drops, Lillard hopes fans will get a deeper feel for how passionate he truly is about his craft off the court.
“It’s therapy for sure,” Lillard says. “It allows me to put my thoughts on paper and not hold so much inside, whereas I might think about something and put it in a record. So if something is said about me, it will run in my mind and I might address it in a rhyme. Not that I’m taking a shot, but I’m just addressing what I was thinking at the time and it just came out. It allows me to take that angle and to just express myself and to share my feelings and my thoughts. When you listen to my music, you’re going to know that you’re getting the real me, my real thoughts and feelings. …
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