Ten rappers who are often mistaken for more well-known ones.
As soon as the "If Young Metro don't trust you, I'ma shoot you" drop appeared in the middle of Kanye's MSG performance last week, an audible "Damn..." came from the crowd seated in the theater with me. 'A Ye and Future song?!', we all asked ourselves, struggling to calculate just how many flame emojis we'd have to use when describing the track to those who missed the listening session. That little soundbite was indeed Nayvadius Wilburn's voice, but the verse that followed was not, though it might not have been until after the show concluded that you realized it.
The song in question, Kanye's "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1," samples heavily from a track called "Panda" by a relatively unknown rapper named Desiigner. The Future doppelgänger is also featured on TLOP's "Freestyle 4," where he again sounds like he's from anywhere but Brooklyn (his actual hometown). Desiigner isn't the first artist to borrow heavily from Fewtch's highly influential vocal style, and he certainly isn't the only rapper to be mistaken for another more famous one.
Here are ten soundalikes who predate Desiigner, and have spent most of their careers defending themselves against the type of comparisons that G.O.O.D. Music's latest signee is only beginning to face.