Desiigner Nominated For A Grammy Before Future. Brooklyn’s own Desiigner now has a Grammy nomination on his resume, as it was announced today (December 6) that he’s a contender in the Best Rap Performance category for his ubiquitous “Panda.” Given the news, he was so emotional he could barely even muster an adlib.
“It was thinking about Grammys. I can’t even explain. The man above blessed me. I can see now the Grammy. Everything I’m saying in my song is coming to life.”
When he dabbed onto the scene in late 2015, the Brooklyn MC was seen mostly as a Future clone (and he didn’t really help things by naming a track after Future’s Pluto album or by trolling him with a performance of “I Got The Keys”). But over the course of the year, “Panda” became a bigger hit than anything Future ever released, and the 19-year-old expanded his brand and sound to mostly put the comparisons behind him.