Damian Lillard tops Shaq, Marvin Bagley on list of best NBA rappers

Damian Lillard tops Shaq, Marvin Bagley on list of best NBA rappers originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

When Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard isn’t crossing over defenders on the NBA court, he is gaining fame off the court for his tracks as Dame D.O.L.L.A.

Lillard’s has vaulted into the throne as the NBA’s rap king with savage diss tracks and hip-hop bars for days. But when you come at the king, you must respect him (ahem Shaq, Marvin Bagley, Anthony Edwards).

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Damian Lillard is the best rapper in the NBA, but here’s another list to prove it.  

USA Today’s For the Win recently came out with a definitive list of the NBA’s best rappers from best to unplayable. No surprise here, but Dame D.O.L.L.A topped the list.

“Y’all knew Dame Dolla would be at the top of this list. He’s just that good and he knows it too. Others have tried to come for his crown over the years — looking at you, Shaq and Marvin Bagley — but nobody has been able to remove it,” For the Win’s Mike D. Sykes, II said.

“He’s got it all. Bars, flow, stage presence. This joint with Jeremih is an absolute banger…

Bruh is legitimately good. And he’s got three whole albums and a Lil Wayne feature to prove it.

– USA Today’s FTW on Dame D.O.L.L.A

The All-Star point guard leaped into rap royalty since releasing his first full-length single “Soldier in the Game,” in 2015.

Since then, the five-time NBA All-Star, who goes by D.O.L.L.A which stands for Different on Levels the Lord Allows, had dropped albums “The Letter O,” in October 2016 and “Confirmed,” followed a year later. His most successful album today, “Big D.O.L.L.A,” featured artists like Lil Wayne and Mozzy.

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Lillard now owns his own record label, Front Page Music, and has another album on the way set to drop in early 2021.


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