Desiigner turned the energy up to 100 on stage at Radio One’s The Blitz last night, performing his hits “Panda,” “Timmy Turner” and more on stage at Stage 48 in NYC. We caught up with the rapper just a soon as he stepped off stage for a quick chat about what’s happening in his career.
After giving us the backstory on how he wrote “Timmy Turner,” the G.O.O.D. Music emcee turned his attention to what it’s like being mentored by Kanye West. “He told me, ‘we’re not rappers, we’re artists.’ And I had that mindset coming to him. That’s what made me sign with Kanye West. Period,” he says. “He’s just like having a big brother at home.”
Watch all this and more — including the scoop on Pusha T‘s upcoming album! — in our exclusive interview, above.
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Stone Soul 2016 [PHOTOS]
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1. @lifeofdesiigner has the #1 song in the countryyyy! performing live at #stonesoulrva right now!!!
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2. Behind the scenes interview with 112 & @djkingtutt804 . Check out the full interview on Facebook live!
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4. Lil Kim just KILLED #stonesoulrva ! lighters up!!!
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5. Behind th scene with @camvseverything & @yogottikom at #stonesoulrva
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6. Paris Nicole and MadeInTYO
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7. Another @hot1041stl #superjam2016 artist s going live n Richmond for #stonesoulrva
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8. @camvseverything backstage with @madeintyo at #stonesoulrva !!!
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9. @paris_nicole & @thebellereport backstage at #stonesoulrva !!!!
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10. Dreezy @hot1041stl #superjam2016 we live in Richmond va for #stonesoulrva
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11. Paris Nicole getting ready for Stone Soul 2016
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12. @dreezydreezy just finished up her interview with @camvseverything !!! #stonesoulrva
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13. Big G and I #Wpgc #DC live at #stonesoulrva
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14. @yogottikom about to shut the city down #StoneSoulRVA
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