Desiigner Credits GTA V & Fast & Furious For Sparking “Panda”, Talks Kanye West Relationship

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G.O.O.D. Music’s Desiigner recently dished on his overnight “Panda” smash hit and explained how much influence pop culture had on it.

According to the New York native, a mixture of 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V and the Fast & The Furious franchise went into the monstrous single.

Desiigner was wrecking things in Grand Theft Auto V when he thought of the motif. “When I was making it I was thinking about The Fast and The Furious and about breaking cars and going crazy,” he says. “It’s a whole bunch of action. When I make songs I think about movies, like my own movies in my head.” Now he’s working frequently at Kanye’s studio. “I see him a lot right now, he’s my man and we doin’ a whole lot of things right now,” he says of West. “Kanye, that’s my man.” (Billboard)

Last month, Desiigner addressed the constant Future comparisons.

“It is what it is – people gonna try to compare me. It is what it is. I know I am Desiigner. I’m just letting people know. Ain’t no motherf*ckin’ disrespect to him. May that man be God-blessed, man, keep doing his thing hitting the motherf*ckin’ charts. Keep doing his thing, but I’m Desiigner.” (HHDX)

Footage of Future shooting off a subliminal presumably at the hip-hop newcomer had surfaced online a few weeks ago.

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Recently, G-Unit leader 50 Cent compared Desiigner to Future’s sound.

“I see artists having the ability to be artists because they’re meeting the audience before they’re meeting the record companies. I got a chance to hear this kid, I think he signed with Kanye [West] and them. Desiigner. I’m not sure if he’s going to be able to make another record because he only recorded two songs but the one that he did reminded me of Future. Now how good is that? See, this is what I’m saying to you – because I don’t personalize because it’s not me. If Future said he was uncomfortable with it, then maybe I would be like, ‘Nah, yeah, you did kinda bite that, that style.’ But when he doesn’t say that, for me, I’ve had artists that reminded me of me like Troy Ave and when it came out I was like this [‘Hmmm…’]. I didn’t say nothing the whole time he was talking because I wanted to see who he is. And then when you see that he’s consistent – then it’s like, ‘Nah, I kinda like it,’ because I want the style to survive.” (“Shade 45 StreetzIzWatchin”)

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Written by Cyrus Langhorne

SOHH.com Writer. You're likely to find me covering hip-hop news and music releases. Netflix is still my go-to before Disney Plus.

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