Emerging Brooklyn rapper Desiigner blows smoke, dances around the recording studio and receives some fresh ink in his celebratory video for “Caliber.” “We be swipin’ cards; we be gettin’ money/ There’s weed blowin’,” the G.O.O.D. Music signee boasts through heavy auto-tune.
“Caliber” is featured on Desiigner’s debut mixtape, New English, which he released last month. The 14-track set includes guest spots from King Savage and label president Pusha T, along with production from frequent Kanye West collaborator Mike Dean. The closing track is Desiigner’s breakout 2015 single, “Panda,” which was sampled by West for “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2” on his 2016 LP, The Life of Pablo. After that boost, the track went on to top the Billboard Hot 100.
The 19-year-old Desiigner previewed New English – and his future beyond it – in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. “I’m working on a whole lot of bangers,” he said. “I’m making movies, you feel me? The album will come out maybe the top of next year – but I’m a true artist. I might drop an album tomorrow!”
Desiigner, the Brooklyn rapper behind “Panda,” turned a $200 beat into a smash hit. Watch here.