10 “Panda” Remixes You Need to Hear
Everyone's heard Desiigner's smash hit "Panda" by now. If you weren't familiar before Kanye incorporated the track into his The Life of Pablo cut "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2," you definitely know about the song now.
Even though the "Panda" music video just got shot the other week, that hasn't stopped rappers from remixing the joint. Spitters as diverse as Lil' Kim and Lupe Fiasco have tried their hand at the hit single, so it's only right we bring you some of the best new interpretations of the track.
Desiigner has embroiled himself in controversy ever since people began comparing him to Future. There's no denying he sounds a lot like the Atlanta superstar (despite being from Brooklyn), but when XXL spoke to the recent G.O.O.D. Music signee, he wasn't bothered.
"I smile at that, I blush at that, but I have no hard feelings for the dude Future," said Desiigner. "[Future] does his thing. Actually, I like some of his songs. I think he’s a great artist and I ain’t going to ever turn him down. Just know I have plenty of more music. That’s all I got to say for the people who say I sound like him. Keep tuning in."
Weeks after at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Desiigner debuted a new song called "Pluto," drawing further ire from #FutureHive since their leader has an album of the same name. He proceeded to tell a crowd that they should cease the comparisons to Future. Many were understandably confused by the sentiment.
We heard some new music from Desiigner earlier this week, and while we can't spill the beans just yet, we can say you should keep your eyes open in the near future. For now, check out some of the best "Panda" remixes below.
Even though Desiigner is from Brooklyn, he doesn't quite sound like it, so Kim and Maino represent for their borough on the track.
Desiigner might be a little more melodic than fellow Brooklyn spitters, but Harlem's own Dave East doesn't do all the beating around the bush. He gets straight to the bars on this one.
You know there had to be a Spanish version right? And if there's a Spanish version, you know Daddy Yankee had to show up. A hit this big was just begging for an international remix, and it got a proper one.
Lupe's remix is the most clever of the bunch. He took the blatantly-obvious-but-nonetheless-avoided Panda Express reference and made his entire version about the Chinese food they serve there. Genius.
Cap 1 is street through and through but he's got an ear for bigger records, so it makes sense that the Atlanta rapper hop on a New York hit that sounds like it's from down South anyway.
Whoa. Boston's own Joyner Lucas is all bars, no play on his "Panda" remix. In fact, he sounds kind of tired of the trend.