For the first time ever, Desiigner stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club on Monday (May 15) to address a slew of topics from his collaborations with Kanye West, the Future comparisons that have eclipsed his career since his mega-hit “Panda” and his now-deleted tweet calling out New York radio stations.
Desiigner was the subject of backlash back in April when he called out New York radio stations in a tweet. Since the success of “Panda,” Desiigner revealed to The Breakfast Club hosts that his hometown stations weren’t showing his follow-up singles the same love they did for his debut hit. “I want more play,” he told Charlamagne, adding that stations showed more favor to artists who aren’t “bringing the diamond back to the city” even though he’s representing New York when he travels across the world.
Elsewhere in the interview, when asked whether or not his sound is influenced by Future, the New York rhymer had nothing but compliments to offer: “I heard his music, he makes beautiful music,” before noting that he’s actually an “ultra-fan” of Travis Scott.
Before “Panda” propelled to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, it was sampled on Kanye West’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2” from The Life of Pablo. Desiigner revealed that he was in an “11-label bidding war” before West officially signed him to G.O.O.D Music. The two artists continued to collaborate thereafter producing a remix to Desiigner’s second hit “Timmy Turner.”