G.O.O.D. Music’s Desiigner recently talked about his close-knit relationship with rap star Kanye West and revealed what advice his mentor gave him.
According to the New York native, Yeezy reaffirmed having the same perception of their music careers as he has.
“The best piece of advice that I’ve got from Kanye so far is that we’re not just rappers, we’re artists. I really took that and embraced that because that’s the type of mindset I had coming into the game and that’s the type of mindset I had when I wasn’t on. When I heard somebody with that type of mindset, that has the same type of mindset as me, it’s like, this team is going to kill. We’re definitely going to kill and deliver a lot.” (Complex)
Desiigner celebrated his “Panda” single reaching platinum status this week.
Recently, producer Mike Dean talked about working on the rap star’s upcoming debut.
“I’m executive producing Desiigner’s album,” Dean revealed in an interview. “He’s a lot more of an artist than you think he is. He’s not just some Future knockoff. He talks like that — he sounds like he’s got Auto-Tune on his voice in real life. He talks like Future raps, which is weird. … I don’t know where he got his music influence. Just like that old sh*t that I had, the sh*t with A$AP Rocky and Yams and all that shit. Like Yams said they grew up on that music on the Internet. Me and Plain Pat were talking about Desiigner. To older people, listening to music is like soul music or old rock music. To Desiigner though [what’s out now] is all the music he knows.” (Billboard)
Last month, G.O.O.D. Music head Kanye West shouted out Desiigner for his “Panda” success.