Damian Lillard Says He Was Forced to Remove Lil Wayne’s Verse From His Album
Besides lighting up the opposition on a regular basis in the Association, Portland's Damian Lillard is a talented wordsmith on the microphone. On numerous occasions, he has provided lyrical exhibitions through outlets like Sway in the Morning, and of course on Twitter with his "So Gone" freestyle. Last week, Dame D.O.L.L.A. released his first official project titled The Letter O, which features Jamie Foxx, Raphael Saadiq, and originally Lil Wayne.
According to Dame, he had to strip Wayne's verse from his track "Loyal to the Soil" because of Weezy's "parent label."
"Unfortunately, I am being forced to remove Lil Wayne from #TheLetterO track "Loyal to the Soil," he tweeted yesterday. "Despite my agreement with Wayne, his parent label is forcing me to remove him."
For many, that was a devastating blow, especially since Wayne was in rare form on his verse.
"Uh, chin to the clouds, all 10 on solid ground / Sipping purple Whitney Houston, never touch the Bobby Brown / When it comes to the crown, I done dreadlocked it down / Rest in peace my daddy Rabbit, he in Heaven hopping 'round / I been outchea on the grind, I want mine on time / Keep it a hundred, not even 99.9 / It's Lil Tunechi the best rapper alive," he raps.
With Wayne being entangled in a messy web with Cash Money, we can only imagine how frustrating that had to be for both him and Dame. Even though Dame was forced to snip Wayne's vocals off the record, it doesn't take any from his album and the marquee names he was able to nab for his debut. Take a listen to record and chime in the comments if you think it's fair for Wayne's label to pull the plug on his verse.