Kanye West Rumors
For the past month, Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has taken to releasing new songs on Music Mondays, introducing the world to his music prowess by rapping over famous hip hop tracks. Lillard, who goes by the moniker Dame DOLLA, has rapped over Future’s “F*** Up Some Commas” in the song “Soldier in the Game.” Followed by “Full Stomach,” in which he raps over Common and Kanye West’s track “The Food.” Next up, Lillard gave the world “Tell Me Why,” using Jadakiss’ 2004 track “Why” and on Monday he released “The Villains,” which uses the beat from Meek Mill’s new track “The Trillest.”
Abram Peja Awa: as an Adidas sponsored athlete, you got the hook up on some yeezys or what? Lol. Damian Lillard: Nah, but I definitely want to collaborate with @kanyewest on a #DLillard2 colorway and some music. #teamadidas
After visibly cracking a smile at Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Kanye West decided to have a quick postgame “press conference” with the remaining media where he talked about the struggle out there on the court. Julie Phayer: Kanye Podium Game. #ThatsRiley
Kanye West turned 38 on Monday, and his wife, Kim Kardashian, helped him celebrate with a truly epic gift: she rented out the Staples Center in LA and brought all of the rapper’s friends along for a basketball game. Instead of watching the Los Angeles Lakers take the court, Kanye and his friends split themselves into two teams — East and West — for their own game. Kim’s sister Khloé shared an Instagram snap of the group in their jerseys, writing, “Kim rented out staples b*tch!!! Him and his boys are going to ball!!!! Happy birthday Yeezy!!!!” Kylie Jenner also posted a photo of herself with Khloé and her BFF Malika getting silly courtside.
But it’s almost always hip-hop. Some Drake, Kanye West, sometime’s it’s edgier stuff. Sometimes it’s throwbacks like Biggie, Tupac, DMX. And if it’s Jimmy Butler’s turn in the Chicago locker room, it’s some country too. “I get my own playlist in warmups sometimes,” Butler told ProBasketballTalk. “My teammates don’t like it very much because it’s country music, but they get over it.” Country? Yes. Starting with Taylor Swift. “I like Taylor Swift,” Butler said. “I like music as a whole, but her music is kinda catchy. I’m sure she’ll hear this interview now and be like ‘what’s going on?’”
You’ve got Jay Z involved with the Nets, you’ve got Drake with the Raptors, Lupe’s doing stuff with the World Cup. Most of us are young black dudes who sacrificed to provide for our families and do what we love, so that’s a deep bond we have-in music and in sports. I want to be a shot in the arm to DC basketball. My job is to provide a spark, at all costs. I’m not going to do anything corny, but I’m talking to Kanye about designing new uniforms.