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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Desiigner

The 2016 MTV Best Hip-Hop Video and Best New Artist nominee, Sidney Royel Selby III who goes by the pseudonym of Desiigner, was born on 3rd May 1997 in Brooklyn, New York. His vocals and rapping technique have been compared to that of the Atlantic based rapper, Future. He commenced practicing his vocals at school plays and at the local church choir and later embarked on his music career after being shot at the age of 14-years. He rose to prominence after the release of his smashing single “Panda”, which topped many music charts nationwide. The XXL Magazine revealed their annual Freshmen Class of 2016, and Desiigner was included on the list alongside nine other new artists. He recently joined the American pop singer, Demi Lovato on her New York concert tour. There is no doubt that the 19-years-old rapper and songwriter is a rising star in the music industry.

Here are 10 things you don’t know about the Panda rapper, Desiigner:

1. Desiigner was born as Sidney Royel Selby III on 3rd May 1997 in Brooklyn, New York.

2. He was raised by his mother in the crime-ridden Louis Armstrong housing projects in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood.

3. He commenced practicing his vocals at school plays and at the local church choir and later embarked on his music career after being shot at the age of 14-years.

4. He rose to prominence after the release of his smashing single “Panda”, which topped many music charts nationwide.

5. He performed at the 2016 South by Southwest music festival.

6. He has collaborated with prominent artists like Gucci Mane, Kanye West, Big Sean, Yo Gotti and Mike Dean to mention a few.

7. The XXL Magazine revealed their annual Freshmen Class of 2016, and Desiigner was included on the list alongside nine other new artists.

8. In February 2016, he signed a record deal with Def Jam Recordings.

9. He mentioned in an interview with the American magazine, Complex that his style of music is influenced by southern trap music.

10. He recently joined the American pop singer, Demi Lovato on her New York concert tour.

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