G.O.O.D. Music’s Desiigner recently dished on his overnight “Panda” smash hit and explained how much influence pop culture had on it.
According to the New York native, a mixture of 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V and the Fast & The Furious franchise went into the monstrous single.
Desiigner was wrecking things in Grand Theft Auto V when he thought of the motif. “When I was making it I was thinking about The Fast and The Furious and about breaking cars and going crazy,” he says. “It’s a whole bunch of action. When I make songs I think about movies, like my own movies in my head.” Now he’s working frequently at Kanye’s studio. “I see him a lot right now, he’s my man and we doin’ a whole lot of things right now,” he says of West. “Kanye, that’s my man.” (Billboard)