Desiigner’s Producer Menace Lands His Own Deal; Discusses “Panda Success”
The hit single “Panda” was not only an extraordinary success for Brooklyn rapper Desiigner, who signed with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music in February.
“Panda,” which was recently confirmed double platinum, has also landed a publishing agreement for the song’s producer Menace.
“It’s amazing and shows people that you do anything if you’re in the right place at the right time, with fate on your side,” Menace said of the speedy success of the tune.
Menace, born Adnan Khan, is a 22-year old producer from Manchester England, who had been striving to crack into the music industry for over 10 years.
Menace linked with Desiigner after he posted the “Panda” beat (originally titled “Maniac”) to YouTube. Desiigner purchased the beat for $200 and the rest is history.
Prior to the success of “Panda” Menace labored as a mobile phone repair man. Those days are officially over since Menace inked a publishing deal with Tim Blacksmith’s Stellar Songs.
“Desiigner and I didn’t have the backing of a record label when we made the song. You, too, can make a hit on your own. I’m just excited now to be working harder than ever,” Menace said.
The brand-new contract puts Menace in good company since Stellar Songs works with top artists like Fetty Wap, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Emili Sandé, Keizer, and Labyrinth.
Stellar Songs has already started the process of getting more of Menace’s productions placed with top name acts.
“Since I just signed a publishing deal, they’ll be setting up studio sessions with everyone and I can’t wait to get to start working on new projects,” Menace concluded.