Damian Lillard is plopped in a chair next to the engineer board in the recording studio. His new tracks are being played in the room and he's zoned in, listening for segments that could use enhancements.

Away from the basketball court, he's Dame D.O.L.L.A ("Different On Levels the Lord Allows"). And he told ESPN he's working on the follow-up to his highly successful debut album, "The Letter O."

While no release date has been determined and he's not ready to reveal specifics about the content on his second album, Lillard has been in the studio for seven straight days working on the project, which has support from some of hip-hop's most prominent figures, including Lil Wayne and super producer Scott Storch.

"Yeah, it's just been a lot of traffic [in the studio]," Lillard says. "People heard the first album and they respected it. I'm pretty sure they can feel the vibe of this next one and it's going to be better than the first one. So, we're going to get into it. I've been on the phone with other artists to make it big."

Each morning in Santa Monica, Lillard works out for over two hours and then heads to the studio from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Brookfield Duece and Danny From Sobrante, two artists off of Lillard's record label "Front Page Music," also camp out in the studio, steadily offering suggestions while Lillard softly recites lyrics from the notes section on his phone. Occasionally, he yells, "Run that back."