“I came from nothing, I’ll tell you that much.”
Desiigner is one of rap’s biggest young stars, which is crazy seeing as the hype was largely built off one song — “Panda” — which was able to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The song was also able to get the rapper with a muddled voice a record deal with G.O.O.D. Music.
In a new interview with Genius, Desiigner opens up about his life before the fame — growing up in Brooklyn, getting shot as a kid and his beginnings as a rapper trying to build buzz in the streets.
He later talked about the success of “Panda” and getting into an 11-label bidding war (“Are there even 11 labels out there?” interviewer Rob Markman joked), his work ethic, his sound and working with G.O.O.D. Music.
Delve into the life of Desiigner below.