HipHopDX Premiere – Portland-based artist Cool Nutz has recruited Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard — also known by his rap moniker Dame D.O.L.L.A. — for the new single “Tappin Out” featuring Drae Steves.

The track comes from Cool Nutz’s new album Father Of Max, which arrived on Friday (February 14).

“Since Dame has been in Portland, he has been active and present in the city’s Hip Hop scene,” Cool Nutz tells HipHopDX. “He’s been very supportive and has always been welcoming and we just got cool over the years. He’s been a solid and class act.

“His interaction and support of the scene helped foster a relationship that opened the door for this collaboration. He’s a great example of building a connection with the people of the community that you play in.”

Father Of Max boasts 12 new tracks and features additional contributions from Mic Capes, Arjay and DJ Fatboy, among others.

Check out the Azarael-produced single above and cop the album here.