The latest G.O.O.D Music signee, 18 year old rapper Desiigner, is quickly making a name for himself, but unfortunately for him it might be for all the wrong reasons.
After landing a dream debut on Kanye West‘s latest (but not really released yet) album The Life of Pablo, Desiigner quickly attracted comparisons to the reigning king of autotuned trap stylings, Future.
Original speculation was rife that Future was indeed featured on Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2 on TLOP, a thought that was quickly put to rest by Kanye himself, who, clearly aware of the distinct sonic comparisons between the two artists, announced to a packed (and Kardashian-filled) Madison Square Garden that they were indeed listening to G.O.O.D’s latest rapper.
The fact that the track itself started with Metro Boomin‘s patented “If Young Metro don’t trust you I’m gon’ shoot you” tag (which is of course recited by Future himself) did little to detract attention.
Desiigner has now himself seemingly added fuel to the fire, debuting his latest track at SXSW. What is that track called you ask? Well, of course, it happens to be Pluto, which coincidentally is the name of an album that Future dropped all the way back in 2012.
Now, it is pretty common for musicians to share a song name or two; heck, even two albums might share the same name. But at this point, one would have to imagine that this is no longer coincidence.
In a recent interview with The Fader, Desiigner revealed that he himself was not too fussed by the noise that his introduction to the rap world had seemingly caused:
“I actually laugh at it, there’s nothing to get upset about,” he said. “I complement the man about his creativity. I think he’s a great artist and I do what I do; I just say we’re both blessed in our ways. May God just keep it positive and keep me positive, keep me straight.”
Desiigner seems content to embrace the comparisons; and can we really blame him? He’s 18, recently signed to one of the biggest and more prominent labels in the world, and he is making some serious coin.
— The FADER (@thefader) March 16, 2016