‘Panda’ Producer is speaking up to Jermaine Dupri
The vocal similarities between Desiigner and Future are a well-worn topic at this point but the overall biting conversation was revamped when Jermaine Dupri pointed out the beat to the Brooklyn-born rookie’s Billboard chart-topping single “Panda” awfully resembled his rival’s equally popular, “Fuck Up Some Commas.”
A recent chat with Menace, the architect who laced the turn-up for “Panda,” is debunking that notion while offering scientific reasoning as to why he’s not a copycat.
“That situation was dealt with my own team and obviously we got professionals listening to the beat and there are no similarities,” Menace tells HipHopDX from the confines of his own Manchester residence. “Because in the song ‘Fuck Up Some Commas,’ the main sound is a piano where as mine is a synth sound. And mine keeps going where as ‘Fuck Up Some Commas’ goes and stops. And my drums as well; that’s the main difference you can tell, my drums are more hard-knocking than ‘Fuck Up Some Commas.’
When poised with the coincidental aspect that most trap music will sound alike given its roots in 808s and rap cadences, Menance (born Adnan Khan) somewhat agrees but points out that he made the “Panda” instrumental in 2014 and was heavily influenced by the sounds of his homeland.