Desiigner @ The Armory 2/24/18
by Bradley Loiederman


Photo by Robert Wunsch

At this point and time, it’s safe to say that most of us have heard the infamous “Panda” song by Desiigner. The great news is that Desiigner is making a stop to the Armory as a special guest for Steve Aoki alongside Quintino and other Dim Mak guests!

Sidney Royel Selby III, better known as his stage name Desiigner, started off his career in 2015 under various aliases, such as Dezolo and Designer Royel. Once he settled on Desiigner, he released his first track in late 2015, called “Zombie Walk” however, it wasn’t until the next year when he released his single “Panda” that brought him to fame. Soon after, he signed with Def Jam Recordings, a large hip-hop record label.

Later the same year in 2016, Desiigner released his debut mixtape album, called “New English”. The album had 14 tracks, with some being short mixes, showed off his style and sounds. His rapping style and vocals are often compared to famous rapper, Future; however, Desiigner flaunts his own artistic techniques in his music, such as the infamous “tongue roll” that appears in all of his songs.

Desiigner has worked with many different artists of different styles, including BTS, a korean pop boy band, as well as Steve Aoki, who most recently remixed Desiigner and BTS’ song, “Mic Drop” that has received notable attention.

Desiigner will be making his way to Minneapolis with headliner Steve Aoki and other guests like Quintino and Dim Mak artists Bad Royale, Max Styler, and Box Nero! It’s a show you won’t want to miss. Who’s ready to get #caked?

Tickets available here.

Written by Katherine Xu