It only takes one hit!
Desiigner’s debut single, “Panda,” became a viral hit after its late 2015 release and catapulted the 19-year-old to rap stardom. With a banging beat and irresistible hook, “Panda” gave Desiigner — real name Sidney Royel Selby III — his first No. 1 single on Billboard’s Hot 100 and landed the Brooklyn resident a record deal with Kanye West.
Desiigner, who is currently working on his debut album, exclusively shared his summer ’16 playlist with Us Weekly. Here's what he's spinning and why:
“One Dance,” by Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla: “Drake always pops out a perfect hit just in time for summer every year.”
“Drug Dealers Anonymous,” by Pusha T: “Here’s an incredible must-listen, featuring none other than Jay Z.”
“Hold Up,” by Beyoncé: “This really stands out on her album Lemonade. I hum it in the mirror.”
“Work,” by Rihanna featuring Drake: “The Caribbean vibe reminds me of growing up in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy.”
“Famous,” by Kanye West: “Everyone loves the lyrics! It’s guaranteed to get any party turnt up.”
"Blow a Check," by Zoey Dollaz: “This song makes me want to drive superfast down the highway. It gets me hyped!”
"New Level,” by A$AP Ferg featuring Future: “Me and my bros listen to this when we're getting ready to perform.”
"Don't Walk Away," by Jade: “My mom always used to play this during the summer.”