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Dame D.O.L.L.A. Speaks On Lil Wayne Sending Him Songs To Record On & How Wayne Has Tested Him

Mon, Oct 9, 2017 by

Dame D.O.L.L.A. Speaks On Lil Wayne Sending Him Songs To Record On & How Wayne Has Tested Him

Damian Lillard, who goes by the stage name of Dame D.O.L.L.A. in hip-hop, recently chopped it up with Billboard to promote his new album, Confirmed.

During their interview, the NBA player and rapper talked about Lil Wayne sending him songs to jump on, the biggest way in which Wayne has tested him with music, and more.

You can read everything what Dame said about Weezy after the jump below. If you have not yet heard their “Run It Up” collaboration, click here to do so!

With you doing freestyles on Sway in the Morning, to having features by Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, to doing shows, at what point in your music career did you feel validated or that your artistry was confirmed?
I think it was after the first album and almost eight months after I released the album. You know, there were people still listening to it on Twitter. People were still talking about it. People were still noticing like hidden tracks, tracks you know that weren’t the main tracks on that album. So when that started happening, I was like, “Man, eight months removed from my first album and people are tweeting me that aren’t fans of the basketball player, they’re tweeting me as fans of my music.” Like, once that started happening, and [Lil] Wayne obviously being on the first album — he started sending me tracks of his to get on and to get on his stuff. So those types of things are kind of what made me realize that I’ve crossed over as a full-blown artist.

Speaking of Wayne, you have him featured on your new album for a second time. In what ways has he tested you as a lyricist or as an artist in the studio?
I think the biggest way that I’d say that he’s tested me is that some of the songs that he’s sent me aren’t beats or types of songs that I would typically make or be on. So if Wayne sends me something, I’m not going to turn it down like, “Nah, send me something else,” I’m gonna figure it out. You know, he sent me a few songs where I had to figure it out. It took me some time to figure out what angle I was going to go [with], and how I was going to put the verse together while also trying to hold my own on a track with him. So I think that’s how he’s forced me to grow, by sending me songs that aren’t what I’d typically get on. I thought that was good for me.

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  • David D

    Like a man is still song of the year

    • Dajuan Fard

      Meh. It’s the rolling credits in a movie type of song

    • fax

    • Ruben Andres

      Yh a classic, put it on repeat since it came out

  • Raz!

    what

  • G.O.A.T worshipper
    • Raz!

      i see what you did there by including that bottom picture lol

      • Torianbadazz316

        lol yes

      • G.O.A.T worshipper

        That was the perfect opportunity I had to get it in there 👌🏾😂

    • Torianbadazz316

      That bottom picture tho

    • I DOUBT HE WILL BE THEY DONT SEEM TO BE COOL ANYMORE

      WAYNE DIDNT EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE T-WAYNE LOL

  • Raz!

    free d6

  • I PRAY WAYNE MAKES A BODAK RED REMIX ON D6

    • Torianbadazz316

      Agree he would kill that beat like a mf

    • InfamousWeezy$

      That’ll be dope af sounds like somethin he would really do

    • Fax but now he will have to acknowledge who kodak is

  • Torianbadazz316

    Go pack go wayne don’t like the raiders

  • Torianbadazz316

    Ambition ?

  • Torianbadazz316

    I don’t think he would do that

  • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

    I want him to freestyle on Who Shot Ya. He did an OG freestyle with Ambitionz, now he needs a fire Biggie hit

    • Hot Boy

      Hell yeah, if Wayne redo them tracks mane he may have to end up selling Dedication 6 and pay some producers. We all know what Wayne can do to classic beats just go back and listen to dat C.R.E.A.M. on Dedication 5 dats my shit !

      • PresidentTrumpOGFurorOfThe45th

        Facts

  • DC

    he gotta kill Dead People by 21

  • Wayne sent him a Wowzers type song

  • pray

  • Hot Boy

    I think Wayne should redo classic beats for Dedication 6 like reading all these comments making me hype. I would really pay to hear kill beats like C.R.E.A.M track he did on D4, but this time do one of Biggy Smallz beat, and even a DMX beat. Real shit i would pay for it !

    • TrukFitNANCY

      Cream was on D5

      • Man Man

        It definitely was on d5

        • TrukFitNANCY

          Yea wit Euro

    • YMYSL 🐍🐍

      He’ll probably do one. He always does

  • Dr Carter

    Oooh ahhh

  • Torianbadazz316

    Dedication 3 or dedication 4 ? I like both

  • Lil glock 40

    Tune should remix Pastor Troy’s Vice Versa & maybe Ja Rule’s My Crown

    • Giraffe Boy

      nah

  • YMYSL 🐍🐍

    Unpopular opinions 😶

  • To be honest Carter 1 had the best vibe.

  • Oh what a tangle, where we-we, I feel like daddy long legs
    I bought that Ferrari Spider for my boys at Rikers and all my lifers
    My bitch say my dick is great, but I make her say it like Tony The Tiger
    I own a rifle, I’m on the edge, I pop-pop and I’m ridin’ off
    I’m devastation, I’m Freddy Jason, Dedication 5, 5 stars!!!

    BOY THIS MAKE ME SO HYPE FOR D6

  • C2 over c1 but c1 is dope
    d3 over d4 but d4 is dope
    sftw2 over sftw1 yes
    ianahb1 over ianahb2 yes
    c3 over free weezy but free weezy is top 5 dope

  • So free weezy the best wayne album in yo opinion?

  • fewcha

    where is d6

  • Giraffe Boy

    run it up >>>

  • Ruben Andres

    Humble n DNA , I need Wayne to drop at least on these 2 beats