Blazers’ Damian Lillard makes Kobe Bryant tribute song available for streaming
Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard is wasting no time in working on his music during the offseason. Not long after Portland was eliminated from the playoffs by the Los Angeles Lakers, Lillard has already released a new single honoring the late, great Kobe Bryant.
Lillard shared the info on his newest track via his own Twitter account:
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 11, 2020
Damian Lillard even shared a snippet of the new song, which will be released as part of the NBA 2K21 soundtrack:
The response to my Kobe tribute track I did for #NBA2K21 has been so positive. Lots of y’all have been asking me to put it on streaming services. The wait is over. Kobe featuring @SnoopDogg and @DerrickMilano drops tonight at 9pm PT/Midnight ET on all major streaming services. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/h9ciLEobnD
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 10, 2020
The new record his simply entitled “Kobe.” For Lillard, it was an absolute honor to be able to pay tribute to the fallen legend through his music:
When I found out I was gonna be on the @NBA2K cover the same year Kobe was on the legends cover, I decided use my access to the 2K soundtrack to pay tribute to Kobe through music.
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) August 24, 2020
As Lillard described above, he and Bryant were both selected as covers for this year’s edition of the highly-popular game. Lillard was chosen as the main cover, while Bryant is featured as the cover athlete for the legend edition or the “Mamba Forever Edition.” New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson, on the other hand, was picked for the Next Gen cover.
Lillard’s tribute track features Derrick Milano and Snoop Dogg, who himself is a long-time Lakers fan. It’s great how these prominent artists have collaborated to pay homage to the legend that is Kobe Bryant.
Lillard will have more time to work on his music now that he’s officially on vacation, Then again, knowing the All-Star point guard, we’re certain that his basketball won’t be taking too much of a backseat. Lillard was tremendous for the Blazers from the restart — earning bubble MVP honors — and he will hope to carry this momentum for the 2020-21 campaign.