STD presents: Desiigner
S.T.D. and the Chengdu 'up and coming' Club Nox are joining hands to bring the Panda rapper Desiigner to Arkham.
S.T.D. Presents Desiigner @Arkham
When: 17th Dec
Where: Arkham, 168 Julu Road, Shanghai
Price: PRESALE 320 DOOR 380
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Desiigner rose to prominence in 2016 after the release of his debut single "Panda", which reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In February 2016, rapper and producer Kanye West (who sampled "Panda" for his seventh album The Life of Pablo), announced Desiigner's signing to his GOOD Music imprint, under the aegis of Def Jam Recordings.
Sidney Royel Selby III, better known by his stage name Desiigner, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, record executive and actor. Selby is the grandson of blues musician Sidney "Guitar Crusher" Selby. He began practicing vocals at school choir and church. At the age of 14, after being shot, he embarked on his music career.
On December, 2015, Desiigner released his commercial debut single, titled "Panda" on SoundCloud, and later on iTunes. The song was re-released on February 2016. The song won Whatup TV Africa Music Video Awards, Billboard Top Streaming song, Billboard Top Rap song. On February 11, 2016, Desiigner signed a recording contract with Kanye West's GOOD Music imprint, under the aegis of Def Jam Recordings.
After signing a record deal, Desiigner subsequently appeared on two tracks — "Pt. 2" (which features an interpolation of "Panda") and "Freestyle 4" — that was taken from Kanye West's seventh album The Life of Pablo. Desiigner then went on to perform at the 2016's South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival.
On May 5, 2016, producer Mike Dean announced that he would be serving as the executive producer for Desiigner's upcoming debut studio album. In June 2016, XXL magazine revealed their annual "Freshmen Class" for 2016, and Desiigner was included on the list with nine other new artists.
In June 2016, "Champions" was released as the lead single from the GOOD Music's upcoming compilation album, Cruel Winter. Desiigner made a guest appearance on this track, alongside his label-mate Kanye West, and other rappers such as Gucci Mane, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Yo Gotti and Quavo.
On June 26, 2016, Desiigner released his first full-length mixtape, titled New English on Tidal, following a live premiere of the mixtape on June 22. In July 2016, American pop singer Demi Lovato brought out Desiigner at her concert in New York. On July 21, 2016, Desiigner premiered the track, called "Tiimmy Turner", which was released as a single on iTunes the next day.
Desiigner appeared as a special guest on the Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World. On November 7, 2017 it was reported that Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS) will release a remix of their
Desiigner原名Sidney Royel Selby III，是来自美国的歌手、作词家、饶舌歌手、厂牌制作人以及演员。他的爷爷是著名布鲁斯音乐人Sidney "Guitar Crusher" Selby。
2015年12月Desiigner高调亮相，先后在Soundcloud和iTunes发布单曲《Panda》。这首由Desiigner作词的单曲发布后迅速登顶Billborad Hot 100首位。并获得Billboard Top Streaming song, Billboard Top Rap song，Whatup TV Africa Music Video Awards多重奖项。
很快坎爷Kanye West敲响Desiigner的家门，迅速将他收入麾下，签约于自己的厂牌“GOOD Music”之下。Kanye在自己的最新专辑《The Life of Pablo》中力捧这名前途无量的新人，除了在单曲《Pt.2》中采样《Panda》，Desiigner更受邀加盟了多首歌曲的制作。
2015年，制作了2Pac，Jay Z， Kanye West，Frank Ocean等人专辑的王牌嘻哈制作人Mike Dean表达看好Desiigner，并表示将为他制作专辑。2016年， Desiigner陆续发布首张个人Mixtape 《New English》以及单曲《Tiimmy Turner》，都出自Mike Dean之手。根据Billboard 数据统计， 截止2016年7月《New English》达到在线收听一千三百万次，根据Album-equivalent unit的算法《New English》占当年所有专辑总销量的56%。《Tiimmy Turner》被《Rolling Stone》评选为“2016年度50单曲”之一。
2016年Desiigner入选2016 XXL magazine Freshmen Class, 这份可谓嘻哈巨星指南的名单也是Kendrick Lamar等大牌说唱歌手的起点。同年，Desiigner出现在厂牌“GOOD Music”合辑 《Cruel Winter》中的单曲《Champion》中，与他一同出现的还有Gucci Mane, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Yo Gotti ， Quavo等大牌嘻哈歌手。
可以说， 这股Desiigner热潮不断升温。 他受邀Demi Lovato的纽约演唱会， 登上音乐与科技盛会South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival 的舞台。然而Desiigner的才华可不止步于音乐，他还作为特邀嘉宾出演了Netflix电视连续剧《Bill Nye Saves the World》。
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