Trailblazers guard and former Weber State Wildcat, Damian Lillard is now featured in a rap video alongside Portland-based synth-pop group Hustle and Drone. Which is great because now the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year can be added to the never-ending list of ballers-turned-rappers
. The only difference is, he isn't aware he has a single, let alone this cringe-worthy video.
The song, "Again & Again," was produced without Lillard's knowledge by Portland Trailblazer super-fans and beatsmiths Hustle and Drone, who patched together a series of 15 second verses from Lillard's Instagram
“Damian Lillard has been posting videos of himself rapping for four bars every Friday, which he refers to as '4 Bar Friday,' said Hustle and Drone's keyboardist and co-founder, Ryan Neighbors in a recent email. "I myself am a huge Blazers & Damian Lillard fan and, on top of that, he has a great flow and really cool rhymes. So I decided to go through all of them, pick the ones that flow together, and make a song out of them."
Given the fact that Lillard wrote these insta-lyrics without knowing they would be mashed together into a single track, the song isn't completely terrible. And, who knows, perhaps in the correct situation, Lillard could be the next Shaq Diesel
, or at the very least the next Tony P.