05-06-2016 DESIIGNER

Desiigner - Before They Were Famous

Before his single Panda shot to number one, taking in over 80 millions views in just 4 months and making the 18 year old the first chart-topping rapper from New York since Jay Z

Before Desiigner's sudden and drastic rise to fame had people hating on him for copying Future's signature mumbly vocal style.

Before his crazy dance moves, frantic southern trap style, and hard hooks had him go from a virtually unknown rapper to the next big thing

Before Desiigner's debut impressed Kanye West so much, Yeezy had him open for his Life of Pablo concert at Madison Square Garden.

Before his incredible rise as a chart-topper and protege to Kanye West, Desiigner or Sidney was a trouble-maker living in Bedstuy Brooklyn. His grandfather was a well known blues musician who went by the name Guitar Crusher, and his legacy would motivate Selby to pursue music. While getting involved in drug-dealing he sang in choir and became the go-to guy amongst his friends for writing rap hooks. But his involvement in the drug game became very real when he was shot at the age of 14. Needing a way out, he knew his music was his best chance at escape and along the way he became obsessed with a car that reminded him of a panda.

.... show all

More Videos