Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is getting national attention once again, this time via entertainment/gossip powerhouse TMZ. The site gave props to Lillard's latest release, "They Sleep", which chronicles his frustration with being snubbed for the All-Star team.
We asked Damien [sic] about the song -- he told us, "It's just a break in the season and how I've been feeling. My thoughts. That's all."
Despite the misspelled name, the mention is further proof that Dame's brand extends far beyond the Rose City...maybe the only thing about the Blazers rising to the level of national attention right now. I think it's safe to say that if Lillard is going to get mentioned on TMZ, this is one of the better ways to do it.
Jahlil Beats, holla at me
[Brookfield Deuce]They don’t want to see us winNahSo guess what we gon’ doWe gon’ winThat’s a major keyYeah, I’m in the major leaguesYeah, I’m center stage, fanboyYou can take a seatWatch me drop 40 down your tonsilsThe snubs we know end with nostrilsIt’s hostile what it cost youLays on the shoulder, manKids off the old blockChalk line environmentYeah, the chips all we gotRetire, boy, we gon’ be here for a minuteNate charge by the hourHe invoicing all the criticsThey Leave us cut from the sentenceTil y’all just did a sentenceTold ‘em come A&RCould control all the tenantsFeeling like I’m a yankeeAll I swiped is the pennantI been dumbing down the flowCuz most of y’all wouldn’t get itAlright, phone yeah I’m in itThe pretty chicky, I’m in itI’m buyin’ when cats is writtenThat’s how a dog got to get itA ‘G’ up in the gameBrown sandals, white linenHow the hell I’ma lose?Aint no ‘L’ in ‘I’m winnin’Brookfield don’t allow thatWe never coming downSatellites go around thatI sound like I’m comfortableYou think you dopeBut you sound like a busta doI’m hungry, you a lunchableHe said he was only short 10Why you bust him for?I said he take thatAint no tellin’ what he tellin’ forDon’t make me go the trillBoy, you lookin’ like CarlesimoThese players funnel inWhen they gone, you won’t miss ‘em thoughWhy you in these hallsIt’s gon’ feel like detention thoughClass is in sessionWe either win or we learnWe never loseSo this hate is a lessonFinessin’ while y’all stressin’My presence here is a blessin’Would tell ‘em ‘wake up’But I’m out and they aint dressin’They sleep
[Dame D.O.L.L.A.]It shall come to the lightEverybody grab your shadesCuz your boy that brightIt shall come to the lightSo everybody grab your shadesCuz your boy that brightLet me holla at y’all ‘bout a few things quickI’m as humble as they come, but my shoe game litI ain’t make the All-Stars, but I’m flu game sickLast time they count me out, what I do Game 6?You know the answerBut keep it to yourselfI really love this game, manIt’s deeper than the wealthI was taught to play for keeps, but never keep it to yourselfReal recognize real and I only see myselfI see a lot of things differentbut I’m blaming my environmentIsm I was getting is the reason y’all admire himTen toes downAnd that’s just a requirementThat private housing peaceful when you used to hearin’ sirensSee I’m a major keyYou suckas aint a factorAnd grams said you’d get it, but I’m getting to it fasterI done did financial aidI even did a FAFSAMade it to the leagueI savvy in the streetsAnd crafty with the rock thoughCruisin’ like a Porsche, but still looking out for potholesMoney got a smellThey was watching me at Roscoe’sI was on alertSeizin’ syrup on your wafflesI’m nothing like these othersMy swag stay the sameI got a lot of cash, but I aint after the fameCuz that’s just a shameI don’t need the validationBut y’all do y’allI hope you reach your aspirationsI been told that I was pettyAnd I don’t beg to differCuz I come from the basementYou could call me Big TiggerMy moves calculatedMan, I’m somethin’ like The RiddlerMovin’ on from you consI hardly take shotsBut when I do, I swish ‘emAnd then we have a partyCall that a Bar MitzvahSee I don’t play gamesI’d rather work the systemThey aint put in that timeand D.O.L.L.A.’s what it gets ‘emI hardly care ‘bout the criticsI’m killin,’ they won’t admit itUnderdog robbed the cradle and they tryna babysit itRaised around goonsWe aint much into the gimmicksPlay dumb, but really smartI used to rock that academicsThey been sleepin’ on me heavy for a very long time nowBig O - respect, bout to start cutting in line nowI be on some otherGetting harder to wind downI pull into my gate and see I built myself a compoundI’m hard to satisfyBut I be feelin’ gratifiedA lot to be thankful for, simply bein’ aliveDoin’ this for the townIt’s in my to be the prideI turn into Forrest Gump if you send me to VietnamI’m a soldier, ask aroundNobody could ever question itBeef or get alongI aint really got a preferencewatching from a distanceAnd put together evidenceI always been the type that had to know who I was messin’ withThe land of the strongI was made by the struggleLearnt a lot earlyI was saved by the troubleLot of friends in the grave that was gauged by the shovelI’m poppin’ boy, these haters throwin’ blades at the bubbleSo I’m watching out for theyJust watch what I sayIt’s some folks up in your circle with they eyes on your payBut save it for another dayI aint tryna cause frictionI aint tryna cause problemsI aint tryna cause distanceThat’s none of my concernLet me stay up in my elementEven though it bother me that y’all ignore the elephantHe gon’ change culture cuz he brings some type of relevanceSo I don’t give a ‘Woooooooo!’And I plan on stayin’ celibate
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