Desiigner announced his first mixtape today (April 8) on Instagram and further fueled the fire of the rivalry between him and Future.
“NEW MIXTAPE COMING SOON,” Desiigner writes on the social media site.
The Brooklyn, New York rapper posted an image of himself superimposed onto Prince’s Purple Rain album cover. Future released his Purple Reign mixtape in January and the project was promoted by drawing comparisons to Prince.
Desiigner has been compared to the Dirty Sprite 2 rapper because of his sound. At SXSW, he debuted a new song entitled “Pluto,” the name of Future’s 2012 album.
When asked by HipHopDX about the similarities between his style and Future’s, Desiigner denied trying to emulate Future.
“People gonna try to compare me,” he said. “It is what it is…I know I am Desiigner. I’m just letting people know…Ain’t no muthafuckin’ disrespect to him. May that man be God-blessed, man, keep doing his thing hitting the muthafuckin’ charts. Keep doing his thing, but I’m Desiigner.”
While Future has not directly addressed the Desiigner comparisons, he blasted his impersonators at a recent concert saying that “it’s only one Future.”
View Desiigner’s mixtape announcement trolling Future below: