Damian Lillard wants to become a rapper

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It seems like Damian Lillard doesn't just have mesmerising skills on the hardwood, but in the recording studio as well.

One of the NBA's newest wonderkids, Lillard created the #4BarFriday phenomenon on Instagram where he posts a quick video each week which comprise of him laying down a few lines of his own rap lyrics to his followers.

The hashtag has spread all around social media with many others taking part in the hype, and it culminated in a rap battle during All-Star weekend in New Orleans.

But it seems that all the hype and 'likes' on his rap vids have actually ended up with a recording contract and an album that he believes he will be set to drop later in the year.

“If my profile continues to increase, I think I can go platinum with my music,” Lillard told “Not to knock anybody else who has done it, but I can actually rap."

Several NBA stars have had a go at a career in the hip-hop industry and most of them have failed.

Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Tony Parker and Allen Iverson have all had a go at becoming recording stars but ended up with commercial and artistic atrocities.

The only basketball player to have actually had some success is the big man himself, Shaquille O'Neal.

Shaq's debut album “Shaq Diesel,” a 12-track compilation went platinum in 1994 and turned decent profits. On top of that he can proudly say he wasn't a one and done like most NBA stars, the Big Shaqtus has produced five albums in total across his career in the game.

So will D.Lil have the same success as Shaq? Or do you think the Portland Trail Blazers point guard should just focus on his game?

You can check out some of Lillard's raps here.

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