Portland Trail Blazers

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What has been in the works for over a month is finally here!

Damian Lillard AKA Dame D.O.L.L.A. has dropped the music video for his latest track ‘GOAT Spirit’ featuring Raphael Saadiq.

The music video is shot during Dame's time sheltering in place at his home in Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cover artwork pays tribute to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.

In an interview with GQ, D.O.L.L.A. speaks out on the track:

All of my favorites are the ones who stood for something. Muhammad Ali. My favorite rapper is 2Pac. They stood for something. And they are guys widely considered as GOATs in what they do. I love Michael Jordan because of the charisma and him being able to sell his shoe and be popular and his work ethic and his killer mentality and all those things. — Damian Lillard

The song has been featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist.

[Listen to the latest Talkin' Blazers Podcast with hosts NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon.]

'GOAT Spirit' is the second song dropped this week from D.O.L.L.A. On Tuesday, June 9, DO.L.L.A spoke out on the racial injustice and police brutality in 'Blacklist.'

 

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Lillard talked about how he has perfected the rap game. 

I think people just respect my rap. I didn’t skip steps. It’s a passion I picked up before [my] status as an NBA player. I took the route of any other aspiring artist; I started a platform on Instagram called #4BarFriday, where you rapped four bars and I got some big basketball names to do it and basically created a whole community. I started dropping freestyles every Monday, performing little shows in Portland and Washington, then started getting tweets from people who actually wanted to hear me make more music. I dropped two albums, people liked them, then I dropped another one last summer which was the most well-received...people just loved it. - Lillard on his rise in music 

Check out the full music video for GOAT Spirit below: