Desiigner Aims for Smash No. 2 With ‘Timmy Turner’
Desiigner's "Panda" made huge waves this year, particularly after Kanye West tapped the Brooklyn rapper for appearances on The Life of Pablo and signed him to West's GOOD Music label. When its radio ubiquity shot it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April, he was the first American to hit the top of the chart in a record 41 weeks — and now he aims to own the back half of 2016 with his follow-up "Timmy Turner."
The rapper previewed the track in his 2016 XXL Freshman Freestyle, a video that's received over 7.5 million views. This put the anticipation for the Mike Dean-produced track at peak levels; though Desiigner released his New English mixtape as a TIDAL exclusive on June 26 the rapper's fans will look to "Timmy Turner" as a barometer for the future success of an artist who has already achieved massive visibility based on just one song.
Listen to "Timmy Turner" above, and consider whether it's about the Fairly Odd Parents protagonist's life taking a very dark turn.
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