I can’t say that I am an overt fan of, or even a casual listener of, his music. Sure, he nabbed a number-one, platinum-selling single in “Panda,” and the song found its way on Kanye’s The Life Of Pablo as the second half of “Father Stretch My Hands.” And I’ll admit, the song serves its purpose as a dab-inspiring, spasm-inducing, riotous party starter. While I do understand that he is only 19, there’s an understandable apprehension about his relevance and longevity in hip hop due to his resemblance to Future.
Also, outside of “Panda” he has now revealed another single, “Moon People.” Perhaps a single from his upcoming mixtape (which may or may not be called Purple Rain… seriously), the single will not do Sidney Royel Selby III any extra favors in not garnering comparisons to Futche. I understand that, according to some, this is his normal voice… but man, the resemblance is uncanny. Either way, whether or not he’ll be around or catch the Mims treatment (read: another New York emcee with a heavy Southern influence in his music, who — after one hit song — hasn’t been heard from since) remains to be seen.