Desiigner’s “Panda” Translated Into English

Desiigner, panda, onyx truth

In case you have no idea who Desiigner is, let’s just say this is a guy who appears to idolize rapper Future so much that he has literally crafted his whole sound to mimic Future to the point where it can be quite hard to tell who’s who.  Also, he’s a Kanye West creation.

Anyways, let’s get to the translation of his hit song Panda.

[Intro]

This is what they all been waiting for
I guess so
They been waiting for this shit for a long time didn’t they
I’ma give it everything I got
Ayo Dougie park that X6 around the corner
Aye I’m just feeling my vibe right now
I’m feeling myself

Translation:

I’m fairly new to the hip hop scene guys, but Kanye West told me this is what all of the hip hop fans have been waiting for (even tho Future has already been doing this for a few years now)…I guess so.
Hip hop fans have been waiting a very long time for somebody who sounds exactly like Future to come out.
So I’m going to give you all my very best Future impersonation.
My good friend Doug, could you please park BMW X6 around the corner pretty please?  Thank you.
I sound so much like Future on this song, I’ve impressed myself.
I really have impressed myself.

[Bridge]

Panda, Panda
Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda

Translation:

I like cute cuddly panda bears so much I’m just going to repeat the word panda 7 times.

[Hook]

I got broads in Atlanta
Twisting dope, lean, and the Fanta
Credit cards and the scammers
Hitting off licks in the bando
Black X6, Phantom
White X6 looks like a panda
Going out like I’m Montana
Hundred killers, hundred hammers
Black X6, Phantom
White X6, panda
Pockets swole, Danny
Selling bar, candy
Man I’m the macho like Randy
The choppa go Oscar for Grammy
Bitch nigga pull up ya panty
Hope you killas understand me

Translation:

Even though I’m from Brooklyn, NYC I have a lot of women in the city of Atlanta, GA.
I like to smoke marijuana & pour cough syrup into Fanta sodas to get high.
I’m also a thief who likes to skim credit cards & run scams on people.
I also like to hang out in abandoned houses & participate in other questionable activities the law might not take to kind towards.
I own a black BMW X6 that I like to call by the name of Phantom.
I also own a white BMW X6 that I like to call Panda (because I love cute cuddly pandas) and the white BMW X6 resembles a panda bear when you look at it from the front.
I have dreams of being killed like Tony Montana from the movie Scarface.
Hundreds of killers carrying around hundreds of guns.
Once again, I like to call my black BMW X6 the name Phantom.
Also again, I like to call my white BMW X6 the name panda.
I have so much money in my pockets, to complete this line in the rap, I just said a random name like Danny.
I also like to sell candy bars.
I like to think I’m a macho man like deceased wrestler Randy Savage.
I have an AK-47 that I carry with me when I go to the Oscars & Grammy’s.
You guys who do not like me, stop sagging and pull your pants up.
If you live a life similar to mines, then you all probably understand exactly where I’m coming from.

[Hook] repeated

Translation:

I’m just going to repeat everything I just told you in case you missed something.

[Bridge] repeated

Translation:

In case you forgot, I really really REALLY love panda bears.

[Verse]

I got broads in Atlanta twisting dope, lean, and shit sipping Fanta
Credit cards and the scammers
Wake up Versace shit, life Desiigner
Whole bunch of lavish shit
They be asking round town who be clappin’ shit
I be pullin’ up stuff in the Phantom ship
I got plenty of stuff of Bugatti whip look how I drive this shit
Black X6, Phantom
White X6, killing on camera
Pop a perc, I can’t stand up
Gorilla, they come and kill you with bananas
Four fillas, the finna pull up in the Phantom
Know niggas, the come and kill you on the camera
Big Rollie, it dancing bigger than a Pandie
Go Oscar for Grammy, bitch pull up your panty
Fill up I’ma flip it, I got bitches pull up and they get it
I got niggas that’s counting for digits
Say you make you a lot of new money
Know some killers pull off and they in the Wraith
CTD, they pull off and they kill the Bape
Call up Phillip-Phillip, gone fill the bank, niggas up in the bank
We gone drill the bank, fuck we gone kill the bank, get it
I got broads, yea I get it
I get cards yea I shitted
This how I live it
Did it all for a ticket
Now Flex drop bombs when he spin it
And Bobby gone trend it
Jeff The Don doing business
Zana Ray fucking up shit and she doin’ her bidnezz
I be getting to the chicken
Counting to the chicken
And all of my niggas gone split it

Translation:

So I told you all earlier that I have a lot of women who live in Atlanta, GA & when we are together we like to smoke marijuana & mix cough syrup in Fanta sodas.
I also told you all that I’m a thief who likes to skim credit cards & run scams on people.
Not only do I do those things, but I wake up everyday in Versace pajamas because this is how I’m living life.
I have a whole bunch of lavish accessories.
Some people like to inquire as to who is running around shooting up the neighborhood scaring peaceful people.
I like to drive around in my black BMW X6 I nicknamed Phantom.
I even have a million dollar Bugatti exotic car…look at me, I’m driving it now.
Just in case you forgot, I have a black BMW X6 I named Phantom.
My white BMW X6 looks amazing when it is filmed on camera in my music videos.
I like to carelessly take Percocet pills until I get so high I’m afraid I may fall over if I stand up.
I know a bunch of bad guys that will kill you with AK-47s that have ammunition clips in the shape of a banana.
I know more questionable people who will pay you a visit in my black BMW X6.
I know some more questionable people who will kill you even if they are being recorded.
I have a big gaudy Rolex watch on my arm.
I leave the Oscars & go straight to the Grammys, if you are a hater, please pull up your pants.
Not only do I reup on my drugs with the intention of selling them, I have women on my team who pick up the drugs for me.
I got a team of questionable people who do questionable things for me that I pay.
Are you claiming that you are making money as well?
If that’s the case, I know some questionable people that will come to pay you a visit driving a $300K Rolls-Royce Wraith.
CTD is internet slang for “Crash To Desktop”, somebody is going to kill the clothing designer Bathing Ape.
I’m going to call my friend Phillip because I want to go the bank.  I’m presently in the bank.
We’re going to make a large withdrawl from our bank accounts.  We took all of the money out of our bank accounts. We have money.
I told you before I have a lot of women, yes I get a lot of women.
I told you before that I skim credit cards, yes I do dirty stuff like that.
This is just how I choose to voluntarily live my life.
I did all of this for a chance to be signed to a record deal.
Now DJ Funkmaster Flex plays nothing but hit records from me whenever he plays my music.
Some random person you don’t know name Bobby is going to cause my music to trend.
Some person name Jeff The Don that you don’t know is a business man.
Music blogger Zana Ray is going to feature me on her website & cause me to get more exposure because she knows how to properly do business.
I really like chicken.
I’m going to get me a 2-piece of some chicken.
Then my friends & I are going to somehow split this 2-piece of chicken.

[Bridge] repeated

Translation:

My goodness how I really really REALLY love me some cute cuddly panda bears.

[Hook] repeated twice

Translation:

I’m repeating 2 more times what I repeated twice at the beginning.

[Outro]

Panda, Panda
Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda

Translation:

OH MY GOD…I JUST LOVE ME SOME DAMN PANDA BEARS!

Light skin dude with an opinion
  • Joe

    you clearly know nothing about hip hop

    • Gil

      so are you disagreeing with my translation?

  • Ceezus

    Please get another job.

  • Hunter

    “Ammunition clips”?? This guy must be a registered Democrat

  • disqus_RxQ94RrNEW

    As a non us american, now I finally understand the song. Thanks

  • Jimmie

    Damn Gil must be a real hater lol.

  • assassino23

    I don’t know why everyone’s hating on the author, its a great article. Maybe if I express the article in terms they’ll understand, they’ll stop hating:
    Yo doggz, dis article be da fire! Stop dissin yo! Or he gonna pop yo caps with a semi!

  • O. S

    Embarrassing how incorrect your sarcastic translation is. It seems you overstated your translation abilities.

  • Jackson Fenner

    C is for cocaine. K is for kilogram. Chicken is a kilo of coke. Candy is sex. Selling bars of candy is working as a pimp.

  • Carlos Cousin

    One correction, this line “I have so much money in my pockets, to complete this line in the rap, I just said a random name like Danny.” is not accurate. When he says “pocket’s swole, Danny” he is referring to one of his earlier songs called Danny Devito. In this song, Danny Devito (Double D) talks about getting so much money that his pockets are full like DD breasts.

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