Desiigner Calls For A Release From His Label

Will G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam let the “Panda” rhymer go independent?

(AllHipHop News) It has been three years since Desiigner peaked at #1 on the Hot 100 chart with the ubiquitous hit “Panda.” That same year G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T welcomed the Brooklyn rapper to Kanye West’s music imprint.

Fast forward to 2019, and it appears Desiigner is publicly asking to be let out of his deal with G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings. The 22-year-old Bedford–Stuyvesant representative tweeted, “FREE ME FROM THIS LABLE.” 

At the beginning of the year, Desiigner took to Instagram Live to express his thoughts about his G.O.O.D. Music boss. He even took credit for supposedly breathing life back into the company.

“Nobody is doing this sh*t for me. Nobody is doing this sh*t for me,” said Desiigner. “I signed to Kanye West, the biggest n*gga in the world. Y’all n*ggas think he’s the genius… But to me, that n*gga’s crazy. To me, n*gga, I’ve been doing this sh*t myself. To me, n*gga, I brought G.O.O.D. Music back and everybody know that.”

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Since joining G.O.O.D. Music, Desiigner dropped two projects – New English in 2016 and L.O.D. in 2018Neither body of work entered the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart.

Desiigner has not charted on the Hot 100 since 2017. That year his feature on the BTS song “MIC Drop” peaked at #28. Desiigner’s only other Top 40 entry is the Platinum-certified “Tiimmy Turner” which stalled at #34 in 2016. “Panda” has been certified 5-time Platinum by the RIAA.

“What y’all talking about I fell off. I only dropped two mixtapes, bro. Two, bro. Y’all people mad ungrateful for the music I gave y’all. Y’all n*ggas need to start putting me on top. I did Diamond for y’all n*ggas two times, bro. Y’all n*ggas need to chill,” declared Desiigner in that IG video from February.