Okay guys, I feel like this post is one that is looonnggg overdue. I am sure many of you have heard the song “Panda” by the rapper Desiigner so let me just state the obvious. This man sounds almost exactly like Future! In fact, when I (and many other people that I know) first listened to the track I thought that it was Future. Much to my surprise it ended up being Desiigner, a 19-year-old rapper from Brooklyn.
Desiigner is fairly new to the rap game and just released his debut single “Panda” in December of 2015, which wasn’t too long ago, and it actually took him about a year and a half to complete to single. The song was released on outlets such as YouTube and SoundCloud. Desiigner almost ended up signing with Birdman’s Cash Money Records. However, In February of 2016, the Brooklyn rapper signed to Kanye West’s record label “G.O.O.D. Music and was even featured on two of the artist’s songs in his recent album The Life of Pablo.
Even though it was released months ago, Panda is still a hit and has recently climbed to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, making it the number one song in the country right now. The crazy part about it is, even though their voice similarity causes many, including myself, to compare the young artist to Atlanta rapper, Future, this success on the musical charts is something that Future has yet to accomplish and he has numerous songs and mixtapes. So does this say something about Future and his future in rap? Honestly it is kind of hard to tell. His upcoming tour with Drake this summer looks like it will definitely be a boost to his career but with this new talent in Desiigner as well as all of the drama regarding the mother of his child, singer Ciara, it is difficult to say what will become of Future. But regardless of what happens, we have something to look forward to in the rising star, Desiigner, and hopefully he has more hits that will be just as, if not more, popular as “Panda.”
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