(AllHipHop News) Desiigner’s life has completely changed over the last seven months. The Brooklyn native went from a little known rapper to signing with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label and having the #1 song in America.
Rob Markman caught up with the 19-year-old born Sidney Royel Selby III for Genius. Desiigner discussed his love for sounds.
“Music was always me. Music was just always in me,” said Desiigner. “Everybody knew me from music or knew me from doing something funny with my voice.”
Desiigner also discussed how getting shot helped shaped his decision to stop getting involved in street activities and move into making music. He later explained how “Panda” spread from BK to across the world.
According to the Trap music star, the viral success of “Panda” led to a bidding war among eleven different labels. He eventually connected with Ye’s team.
“I’m in a great squad. G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam is family. I’m here now,” stated Desiigner.
He continued on why the company eventually added him to the roster, “I gave them the vibe that I was ready to work. I came in the studio with Mike Dean working.”
Markman then turned the conversation to the criticism that Desiigner does not have a “traditional” New York sound. The young artist shared his thoughts on the subject.
“Nobody can put a barrier on music, period. Just cause you come from Brooklyn, you’re supposed to sound like you’re from Brooklyn?” questioned Desiigner. “I don’t know what a Brooklyn sound is.”
Watch “This is Desiigner” below.