Back in August, Damian Lillard — better known musically as Dame D.O.L.L.A — released his fourth studio LP Different On Levels The Lord Allowed, a well-received body of work that contained 12 tracks and additional features from Raphael Saadiq, Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg, Blxst, and more. Following previous visuals from the project for “The Juice,” “We The Ones,” and “Him Duncan” comes another for “Right One,” a Keanu Beats and Nonstop Da Hitman-produced effort that features Lil Wayne and Mozzy. As expected, all three contribute with hard-hitting bars about past struggles and current successes:
“You got the right one, come from the trenches and I’m gettin’ close to a B, private or in public, bitch, don’t come for me, made my sacrifices to live comfortably, got no patience for you suckers, I stay sucker free, you got the right one, I know some shooters, I hope they don’t shoot again, shoot again, I was a hooper that hooped and hung out with hooligans, hooligans…”
Directed by Keoni Mars, the accompanying clip for “Right Ones” immediately takes a couple of pages from the Matrix trilogy, beginning with a well-dressed Dame and a Morpheus-esque figure recreating the iconic “red pill, blue pill” scene. Things remain futuristic throughout, with Dame standing amongst clones of himself and Weezy in a room with choreographed dancers. Protected by Dame and other well-armed figures, Mozzy shows up for his verse near the video’s end.
It was recently reported by REVOLT that Dame D.O.L.L.A revealed having a song with the late DMX. Speaking to Complex, he explained how the song ultimately didn’t reach completion in time for his sophomore album Confirmed:
“[DMX] sent the track back with a bunch of adlibs and him like growling…he was doing him … So everything he sent back was on the track, but he couldn’t meet the deadline, and it didn’t turn into what we wanted it to turn into so we just kinda left it. But it was already like, it was there.”
Check out “Right One” below.