By the time you read this article, the Sway in the Morning YouTube video of Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will have eclipsed 1,000,000 views. Not too shabby for a video published on February 13, the Friday of All-Star Weekend.
There isn’t a lot of Damian Lillard rap material online — outside of his #4BarFriday IG posts — but the few videos you can find are pretty classic. In a recent interview with Conan O’Brien, Lillard let the world know he is serious about rap and has been doing it since the young age of 14. The third video you will be find is taken straight off of a cell phone and it is of him freestyling to a random girl on a beach in Hawaii. Of course it is difficult to judge his ability on three YouTube videos, but you cannot deny there is something there.
The day will come when an All-Star basketball player is equally, if not better, at rapping. One night he will be starting for the Knicks and the next night will sell out Irving Plaza. It will happen, it is just a matter of time.
In this article here at The Drop today, we’re highlighting Damian Lillard and the Basketball Players That Need to Drop Mixtapes. If Kevin Durant dropped a mixtape titled The Real MVP, you know it would break the Internets. You know the tape would get at least 100,000 downloads on LiveMixtapes. Scroll through this list of five NBA players that need to drop mixtapes and let the debates begin.
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