Desiigner will be the "Panda" rapper for his foreseeable future, and that's thanks, for better or worse, to Kanye.
This 19-year-old rapper from Brooklyn, NY released his first studio single "Panda" on the internet on December 15, 2015. He had bought the beat online for $200, and by February he was signed to G.O.O.D. Music.
During a recent U.K. radio interview, Desiigner said he gets hyped thinking about the moment his manager told him Yeezy knew about him. “My manager was on the phone and was like, 'It’s Kanye you’re going to LA... You’re going to meet Kanye.' I got on the phone heard his voice and oh man, it was crazy.”
In May 2016, Kanye West told Real 92.3 radio station that an “amazing” A&R had played him "Panda," “and the energy was incredible”.
“I met him at the airport, and the way he was dancing to the music, it was pure energy, artistry, melody and chemistry,” Kanye said. A few months later, Desiigner was signed to G.O.O.D. Music, had a guest spot on Kanye’s album, and had a number one hit in the books.
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