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Damian Lillard Collaborates With Music Legend Raphael Saadiq On “Hero” Song

You obviously know who Damian Lillard is and probably agree he’s one of the best, if not the best, rapping athletes ever, so I don’t have to say anything else about him. But the special guest on his new song “Hero,” is a legend in the music industry who I feel is and has always been unappreciated: Grammy-winner writer/producer/singer Raphael Saadiq.

I discovered the Oakland native when he was a member of the early 90’s R&B group Toni, Toni, Toni and released the tracks “Feels Good” and “It Never Rains In Southern California.” I remained a fan after he left the group and did exceptional collaboration projects with artists like J-Dilla and D’Angelo.  And now, 26 years after “Feels Good” was released and Damian Lillard was born in Oakland to a friend of Saadiq, Adidas brought the two together for an exceptional collaboration project called #SongsFromScratch.

You can learn more about the project in the following video or click here to listen to other songs by Dame.

In honor of Saddiq, here’s a few of my favorite tracks he was involved with.




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