Damian "Dame D.O.L.L.A." Lillard Explains How Biggie, 2Pac & Nas Inspired His 'Confirmed' Cover Art

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The NBA star's latest LP will feature Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Nick Grant, BJ The Chicago Kid and more.

(AllHipHop News) Damian Lillard is preparing to release his Confirmed album on October 6. The Portland Trailblazers point guard also known as Dame D.O.L.L.A. revealed the project's cover art and guest features via Instagram.

Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Nick Grant, BJ The Chicago Kid, Verse Simmonds, and others make appearances on the LP. The Weezy collaboration "Run It Up" is the lead single from Confirmed.

Lillard explained the meaning behind the album's title:

Why did I name the album CONFIRMED? One of the definitions of confirmed is "fixed in habit and unlikely to change." I named the album that because there's always been something said about me spending time in the studio, even though I've always shown up and produced for my team every night. I've never had issues with stardom. I'm also not new to music. I've always created music while playing at every level of basketball. But now this is no longer an experiment. This is my second album. I'm putting out respectable music yearly. I've invested in that. I'm settled in. I don't feel the need to answer questions or address concerns. This is who I am and what I do.

The 27-year-old California native also broke down the symbolism of the Confirmed cover:

Inspiration behind the album cover?I wanted the cover to pay homage to some of my favorite artists.
Crown: Biggie Prayer hands: PAC Gold rope and Rolex: [Nas]
Highlighting my chest tattoo: for the art culture and community in Oakland.
Shoutout to Olugbenro Ogunsemore (@olugbenro) for the 📸 work and @kampashai for the design work and 📸edit.