Desiigner: is the hyped rapper the genre’s new hope or a shameless hack?

Hes signed to Kanyes label, divided opinion at the BET awardings and been accused of ripping off Future but is there more to him than satisfies the eye?

Last year, Brooklyn rapper Desiigner crashed into the spotlight with Panda, a catchy trap track that likens a white BMW X6 to the endangered mammal. Within months of the track surfacing, the 19 -year-old rapper was signed to GOOD Music by the labels newly appointed president, Pusha T, and the signing was announced soon after by label boss Kanye West at his Yeezy Season 3 event. Wests album cut Pt 2 featured a rather prominent sample of Panda, which was criticized as a blatant bite of Atlanta rapper Future, who rendered two number 1 albums last year: Dirty Sprite 2 and What A Time To Be Alive with Drake. The comparing isnt without its flaws, but it has far more merit than Action Bronsons resemblance to Ghostface Killah or when some rap fans believed Your Old Droog to secretly be Nas. You dont have to listen too hard to hear Panda as Future cosplay.

Panda is clearly influenced by Futures highly influential running, a stretching among the most prolific in rap history. It attempts to synthesize the most basic elements of Future makes into a serviceable rapper-suit: the auto-tune coated croakings, the hammering nature of some of his most fearsome cadences( Same Damn Time, and Sh! t, for example ), and his chant-like recitations( Racks and Jumpman ). Even the lyrics to Panda read like a generator spitting out garbled content from Future ballads( I get broads in Atlanta/ Twistin dope, lean, and the Fanta isnt much of a stretching from Im rolling strong weed inside the Phantom/ Im just a street nigga from Atlanta/ We set the codeine inside a Fanta from Futures Jordan Diddy ). The sung and Desiigner have received the ire of the #FutureHive and raised eyebrows from even casual commentators. He isnt the first rapper( or musician) to mold himself in the likeness of a popular superstar, but he are you all right might be the laziest.

In the weeks that followed the Future revelation, Panda climbed to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, getting a folksy pop cover, and eventually running platinum in several countries. Its been a bigger made than any ballad of Futures. But whats been most astonishing about this run is watching a ballad this boring become so trendy, and find Desiigner double down by releasing a full mixtape of Panda variations.

Desiigners story is an interesting one. The rapper turned a beat he purchased online for $200 originally labeled in its YouTube description a Meek Mill-Ace Hood Type Beat into a cosign from the worlds most popular rap superstar. If he isnt playing Future, then hes playing someone else. As MTV News critic Meaghan Garvey points out, his sound is heavily indebted to Chicagos drill scene, mimicking tumbling cadences from rappers like G Herbo( FKA Lil Herb) and Lil Bibby. Its a little bit like watching one of those Michael Jordan-Kobe Bryant mirror-image highlight reels( merely instead of Kobe, its Nick Young ). Hes committed to the role.

The few samples of his early music remaining on the web are vignettes of other rap starrings: Desiigner fashioning himself shadow puppets in the likenesses of Kid Cudi, Travis Scott or Kevin Gates. His recently released debut mixtape, New English( a fitting title for a rapper who has mostly produced indecipherable verses ), scans as parody that turns on the sonic prospers of Chief Keef( Da Day ), Waka Flocka Flame( Monstas& Villains) and, of course, Future( Roll Wit Me, Caliber ).

Desiigner
Desiigner Whats been most astounding about this run is watching a song this boring become so trendy. Photo: PR Image

If Desiigner isnt blatantly rending off the styles of others, then at the least hes a master troll. He continues to dance around the Future comparison in interviews, never outright denying the accusation. And when skeptics first starting saying Panda was a knock off of the Atlanta rapper, Desiigner responded by pestering a follow-up sung called Pluto, the name of Futures debut album. The trolling has continued as recently as this week, when he performed Futures part in DJ Khaleds new single I Got The Keys. Its the closest hell get to being Future.

The best anthem of Desiigners career thus far isnt even a song; its an a cappella freestyle for his XXL Freshman class selection, a rap hymnal called Timmy Turner that has already inspired countless remixes. The tune commands more feeling in 46 seconds than New English does in 36 minutes. Or, at the least, it did, until legendary producer Mike Dean pestered the official version, which turns what was an impassioned performance into merely another one of his soulless imitations. Desiigner is most interesting playing himself, but hes most comfortable playing someone else.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

Killer Mike spins for ‘Beastie Bernie’ after Sanders and Clinton debate

Run the Jewels rapper tells political stiffs that Vermont senator is of the Beastie Boys lineage to challenge authority

Have you ever wondered what kind of hip-hop artist Bernie Sanders would make if he gave up politics and went into the music business? No, didnt think so.

On Sunday night, however, the Guardian had the chance to ask Michael Render, aka Killer Mike, how he rates the senator for Vermont as an orator. As in, could the Bern cut it as a rapper?

I think hes of the Beastie Boys lineage, he definitely could have killed it with the sons from Brooklyn, came the reply.

Killer Mike, a Grammy winner with OutKast and co-founder of Run the Jewels, who describes himself as a Pan-Africanist gangster rapper from Atlanta, was doing the rounds of the spin room after the Charleston Democratic presidential debate. He was doing so on behalf of his favored nominee, Sanders.

The hip-hop star cut a distinctive figure in a black sweatshirt, surrounded by the standard-issue blue or grey suits worn by professional political operatives.

But he had enough passion in him to match all the campaign apparatchiks in the room. America deserved a chairperson, he said, with policies in line with those of Martin Luther King Jr.

Black working- and middle-class families in the south, including with regard to, needed Sanders, Killer Mike said, because he would challenge the powerful, fight on the side of poor people and women, make sure people have healthcare and education.

Killer Mike said he first felt the Bern when Sanders put out a tweet that he read.

I was impressed by it, he said, and contacted him and asked him and some other candidates to please have a conversation with me.

Rand Paul initially agreed to be in touch, but then pulled out. Hillary Clinton didnt reply.

Sanders was the only one who came forward, he said.

I’ll say this for Killer Mike, he devotes murderer quotes #demdebate

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Killer Mike spins for Sanders.

Killer Mike said he was dismayed by the way the south of the country had transitioned to the Republican party.

I dont understand that, he said. Poor white people are aligning themselves with a party that doesnt am worried about them. That stimulates no sense to me.

You should at least wishing basic healthcare, you should at the least want your wife to have maternity leave, and to be paid a living wage when you work at McDonalds while you study for your degree. And if youre wanting that, then youre voting for Bernie Sanders.

Which devotes us perhaps the most surprising and seducing take-away from tonights Democratic debate. Forget Kanye 2020: Killer Mike 2020 is the future.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

Desiigner: is the hyped rapper the genre’s new hope or a shameless hacker?

Hes signed to Kanyes label, divided sentiment at the BET awards and been accused of rending off Future but is there more to him than gratifies the eye?

Last year, Brooklyn rapper Desiigner crashed into the spotlight with Panda, a catchy trap track that likens a white BMW X6 to the endangered mammal. Within months of the track surfacing, the 19 -year-old rapper was signed to GOOD Music by the labels newly appointed president, Pusha T, and the signing was announced soon after by label boss Kanye West at his Yeezy Season 3 event. Wests album cut Pt 2 featured a rather prominent sample of Panda, which is now being criticized as a blatant bite of Atlanta rapper Future, who produced two number 1 albums last year: Dirty Sprite 2 and What A Time To Be Alive with Drake. The comparison isnt without its flaws, but it has far more merit than Action Bronsons resemblance to Ghostface Killah or when some rap fans believed Your Old Droog to secretly be Nas. You dont have to listen too hard to hear Panda as Future cosplay.

Panda is clearly influenced by Futures highly influential running, a stretch among the most prolific in rap history. It attempts to synthesize the most basic elements of Future hits into a serviceable rapper-suit: the auto-tune coated croakings, the hammering nature of some of his most fearsome cadences( Same Damn Time, and Sh! t, for example ), and his chant-like recitations( Racks and Jumpman ). Even the lyrics to Panda read like a generator spewing out garbled content from Future sungs( I got broads in Atlanta/ Twistin dope, lean, and the Fanta isnt much of a stretch from Im rolling strong weed inside the Phantom/ Im simply a street nigga from Atlanta/ We set the codeine inside a Fanta from Futures Jordan Diddy ). The anthem and Desiigner have received the ire of the #FutureHive and created eyebrows from even casual observers. He isnt the first rapper( or musician) to mold himself in the likeness of a popular star, but he very well might be the laziest.

In the weeks that followed the Future revelation, Panda climbed to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, get a folksy pop cover, and eventually going platinum in several countries. Its been a bigger reached than any anthem of Futures. But whats been particularly astounding about this run is watching a anthem this boring become so trendy, and watching Desiigner doubled down by releasing a full mixtape of Panda variations.

Desiigners story is an interesting one. The rapper turned a beat he purchased online for $200 originally labeled in its YouTube description a Meek Mill-Ace Hood Type Beat into a cosign from the worlds most popular rap star. If he isnt playing Future, then hes playing someone else. As MTV News critic Meaghan Garvey points out, his sound is heavily indebted to Chicagos drill scene, mimicking tumbling cadences from rappers like G Herbo( FKA Lil Herb) and Lil Bibby. Its a bit like watching one of those Michael Jordan-Kobe Bryant mirror-image highlight reels( only instead of Kobe, its Nick Young ). Hes committed to the role.

The few samples of his early music remaining on the web are vignettes of other rap superstars: Desiigner fashioning himself shadow marionettes in the likenesses of Kid Cudi, Travis Scott or Kevin Gates. His recently released debut mixtape, New English( a fitting title for a rapper who has largely produced indecipherable verses ), scans as charade that turns on the sonic prospers of Chief Keef( Da Day ), Waka Flocka Flame( Monstas& Villains) and, of course, Future( Roll Wit Me, Caliber ).

Desiigner
Desiigner Whats been most astonishing about this run is watching a anthem this boring become so trendy. Photo: PR Image

If Desiigner isnt blatantly rending off the styles of others, then at the very least hes a master troll. He continues to dance around the Future comparison in interviews, never outright denying the accusation. And when skeptics first starting saying Panda was a knock off of the Atlanta rapper, Desiigner responded by taunting a follow-up anthem called Pluto, the name of Futures debut album. The trolling has continued as recently as the coming week, when he performed Futures part in DJ Khaleds new single I Got The Keys. Its the closest hell get to being Future.

The best song of Desiigners career thus far isnt even a anthem; its an a cappella freestyle for his XXL Freshman class selection, a rap hymnal called Timmy Turner that has already inspired countless remixes. The tune commands more impression in 46 seconds than New English does in 36 minutes. Or, at the least, it did, until legendary producer Mike Dean teased the official version, which turns what was an impassioned performance into simply another one of his soulless imitations. Desiigner is most interesting playing himself, but hes most comfortable playing someone else.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

Desiigner: is the hyped rapper the genre’s new hope or a shameless hacker?

Hes signed to Kanyes label, divided sentiment at the BET awards and been accused of rending off Future but is there more to him than gratifies the eye?

Last year, Brooklyn rapper Desiigner crashed into the spotlight with Panda, a catchy trap way that likens a white BMW X6 to the endangered mammal. Within months of the way surfacing, the 19 -year-old rapper was signed to GOOD Music by the labels newly appointed president, Pusha T, and the signing was announced soon after by label boss Kanye West at his Yeezy Season 3 event. Wests album cut Pt 2 featured a instead prominent sample of Panda, which was blamed as a blatant bite of Atlanta rapper Future, who made two number 1 albums last year: Dirty Sprite 2 and What A Period To Be Alive with Drake. The comparison isnt without its flaws, but it has far more merit than Action Bronsons resemblance to Ghostface Killah or when some rap fans believed Your Old Droog to secretly be Nas. You dont have to listen too hard to hear Panda as Future cosplay.

Panda is clearly influenced by Futures highly influential running, a stretch among the most prolific in rap history. It attempts to synthesize the most basic elements of Future hits into a serviceable rapper-suit: the auto-tune coated croaks, the hammering nature of some of his most fearsome cadences( Same Damn Time, and Sh! t, for example ), and his chant-like recitations( Racks and Jumpman ). Even the lyrics to Panda read like a generator spitting out garbled content from Future anthems( I got broads in Atlanta/ Twistin dope, lean, and the Fanta isnt much of a stretch from Im rolling strong weed inside the Phantom/ Im just a street nigga from Atlanta/ We put the codeine inside a Fanta from Futures Jordan Diddy ). The anthem and Desiigner have received the ire of the #FutureHive and raised eyebrows from even casual commentators. He isnt the first rapper( or musician) to mold himself in the likeness of a popular starring, but he very well might be the laziest.

In the weeks that followed the Future revelation, Panda climbed to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, get a folksy pop cover-up, and eventually going platinum in several countries. Its been a bigger reached than any sung of Futures. But whats been most astounding about this run is watching a anthem this boring become so trendy, and ensure Desiigner doubled down by releasing a full mixtape of Panda variations.

Desiigners story is an interesting one. The rapper turned a beat he purchased online for $200 originally labeled in its YouTube description a Meek Mill-Ace Hood Type Beat into a cosign from the worlds most popular rap superstar. If he isnt playing Future, then hes playing someone else. As MTV News critic Meaghan Garvey points out, his sound is heavily indebted to Chicagos drill scene, mimicking tumbling cadences from rappers like G Herbo( FKA Lil Herb) and Lil Bibby. Its a bit like watching one of those Michael Jordan-Kobe Bryant mirror-image highlight reels( merely instead of Kobe, its Nick Young ). Hes committed to the role.

The few samples of his early music remaining on the web are vignettes of other rap superstars: Desiigner fashioning himself shadow puppets in the likenesses of Kid Cudi, Travis Scott or Kevin Gates. His recently released debut mixtape, New English( a fitting title for a rapper who has largely produced indecipherable verses ), scans as charade that turns on the sonic prospers of Chief Keef( Da Day ), Waka Flocka Flame( Monstas& Villains) and, of course, Future( Roll Wit Me, Caliber ).

Desiigner
Desiigner Whats been most astonishing about this run is watching a sung this boring become so trendy. Photo: PR Image

If Desiigner isnt blatantly ripping off the styles of others, then at the very least hes a master troll. He continues to dance around the Future comparison in interviews, never outright denying the accusation. And when skeptics first starting saying Panda was a knock off of the Atlanta rapper, Desiigner responded by taunting a follow-up anthem called Pluto, the name of Futures debut album. The trolling has continued as recently as the coming week, where reference is performed Futures part in DJ Khaleds new single I Got The Keys. Its the closest hell get to being Future.

The best ballad of Desiigners career thus far isnt even a anthem; its an a cappella freestyle for his XXL Freshman class selection, a rap hymnal called Timmy Turner that has already inspired countless remixes. The tune commands more impression in 46 seconds than New English does in 36 minutes. Or, at least, it did, until legendary producer Mike Dean taunted the official version, which turns what was an impassioned performance into only another one of his soulless imitations. Desiigner is most interesting playing himself, but hes most comfortable playing someone else.

Read more: www.theguardian.com