Damian Lillard, also known as Dame D.O.L.L.A., is known for his rap talent. However, a recent blockbuster trade from the Portland Trail Blazers to the Milwaukee Bucks has given him a new reason to showcase his skills.
The news of the trade was announced by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and Lillard responded on X (formerly Twitter). He wrote, “The casuals won’t be addressed but the Trail Blazers fans and city of Portland that I love truly will be … and they will be addressed truthfully. Stay tuned. Excited for my next chapter! @Bucks.”
About two hours later, Lillard released “Farewell” on Apple Music and Tidal, promising that it would soon be available on other platforms.
The track, which is just under three minutes long, reflects on Lillard’s journey so far, expresses gratitude to those who have supported him, and holds accountable those who have let him down.
In the final part of the song, Lillard raps about his irreplaceability, his love for his fans, and his reasons for leaving Portland. He also emphasizes the importance of not believing in narratives and reminds listeners that his departure is a business decision. He ends with a hopeful note for future interactions and a reminder that the decision to trade him was not his own.