Music Rumors

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard aka Dame D.O.L.L.A. dropped a 12-track rap album on Friday. He has released songs before, but this is his first album. It comes after a summer in which he performed his first concert on his birthday, and then he performed with DJ Esco for fans at an adidas event in Vegas. The album, called The Letter O (which he explained stands for Oakland, Ogden and Oregon), features artists such as Lil Wayne and Jamie Foxx. And the first song is called Bill Walton. You can buy it on iTunes or stream it on Spotify/Apple Music. The response from the NBA has been great.
Shaquille O’Neal: I can say I’ve made music with Erick Sermon, Redman, Jay Z, Wu-Tang, Nas, Biggie, Fat Joe, Big Pun, DJ Quik, Snoop, the Fu-Schnickens, Heavy D, Michael Jackson, George Clinton, and Roger Troutman. That’s a hell of a discography. Like I said before, hip-hop made me who I am. So whether Shaq Diesel went platinum, gold, or wood, once I got in the studio with my favorite artists and put those songs together, I knew I’d made it. I knew I earned their respect. I want to tell everyone who took part in the making of Shaq Diesel: Thank you.
The MTV Video Music Awards was televised Sunday night from Madison Square Garden, and once you finish your diatribe about how like MTV doesn’t even play videos anymore, man, you can learn about how the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert appeared in Kanye West’s video for Fade, which he premiered during the show last night. The video stars an oiled up and barely clothed Teyana Taylor performing a Flashdance-esque dance to the song, and concludes with Shumpert, who is Taylor’s fiancé, joining her in the shower. Then Taylor transforms into a lion and she and Shumpert hold their child among a flock of sheep.