Obama Raps Desiigner’s “Panda” in Flawless Mash-Up Video
Desiigner's "Panda" may have first dropped in 2015, but it's currently the No. 1 song in the country, propelling the young Brooklyn rapper to heights even Future hasn't attained. It seems only right then that the good people over at BaracksDubs give the track the presidential treatment, creating the above mash-up.
While there are a certain number of corners cut - President Obama never actually says things like "bando" and the video's edits make for a somewhat dizzying pace - the mash-up is nonetheless impressive. At just 30 seconds though, the fun is too brief to really settle in. Previously, Obama was edited to rap the lyrics to Drake and Future's "Jumpman" and Drake's "Hotline Bling."
The President's appreciation for hip-hop is well-documented, as he joined Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda last month for a White House Rose Garden freestyle session. More recently, Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, Common, Ludacris, Wale, Pusha T, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled and Timbaland were invited to the White House to discuss criminal justice reform and the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
Watch the Obama and Desiigner mash-up above and relish the last few months Obama has in office. The mash-up is just the latest piece of Desiigner-inspired viral content with a gallery of hilarious memes included just below. A Swedish folk cover of the song has likewise emerged, but with more cringe-worthy results. As May approaches, the "Panda" phenomenon doesn't look to be losing steam any time soon.
In addition, KOTD rapper Rone and Philly spitter Voss made a parody of "Panda" called "Pander" making fun of Hillary Clinton. Hear that below.
15 Hilarious "Panda" Memes