We haven’t ever really gotten to know Desiigner outside of his No.1 hit Panda, and the current rise of Timmy Turner. In a new short documentary called I Am Def Jam: Desiigner, we get to see a calmer version of Desiigner as we visit his parents and he talks about his getting in trouble during his childhood. He talks about his perspective on making music, as well as trying to help out in the community.
“I was definitely in a lot of trouble before I was doing music,” he explains. “I was in the wrong places, the wrong timing. I got hit, I got shot. So I just came down, like I can’t sell no drugs. I’ll sell music. Music definitely saved me and took me out. My community is rough out there. My job is to come back to my community and change, and show there are other things to do.”
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