As his one and only release, “Panda,” is currently the No. 1 song in the country, a new Desiigner track has surfaced titled “Moon People.” The GOOD Music-signed rapper was seen turning up to a recording of the song on his Snapchat, and the song has now leaked online. Desiigner’s meteoric rise to fame has not been without controversy, as many consider him to be little more than a Future impersonator. These rampant allegations of biting have likely only contributed to the ubiquitous buzz around the Atlanta-sounding Brooklyn rapper. And Desiigner has seemed to enjoy trolling his detractors by purposely making moves that only serve to further encourage the comparison between him and Future. “Moon People” certainly won’t help his case.
At this year’s SXSW, Desiigner performed an unreleased track called “Pluto,” also the title of Future’s debut album, and while “Moon People” isn’t as direct of an allusion, one could argue that a moon person is another way of saying “astronaut,” a prominent motif in Future’s early work. In any case, it’s the sound of “Moon People” that will really have the Future Hive up in arms. Listen to the full record here, and watch Desiigner preview the song on Snapchat below.
“Moon People” features a rapper named Boyd and is produced by Macktastic TV. Aside from the uncanny familiarity of Desiigner’s voice, it’s a pretty hot record, no?