Part of the reason for the song's hype is that no one is quite sure why Desiigner is talking about Timmy Turner, the main character of the Fairly OddParents. His debut mixtape, New English, even peaked at No. 22 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Titled "Tiimmy Turner", the downtempo track springboards his now-famous XXL freshman freestyle, flooding its melodic hook with glowering trap production and the Brooklyn rapper's signature brrr-aps. Desiigner's biggest move was to follow up his chart-topping single with another banger, which we now have for consumption. With the help of GOOD Music producer Mike Dean, the song became an instant, if not controversial, internet sensation.
In addition to the harmonized vocals showing off the skills Desiigner honed as a member of his church choir, "Timmy Turner" features more meaningful lyrics than the rapper's previous work.
"Timmy Turner is me", he said, "I was referring to myself, and I was saying I was wishing for a burner". If you haven't heard Desiigner's "Timmy Turner", you can listen to/stream the track below. And then watch Chloe X Halle, the soulful young sister duo taken under wing by Beyoncé herself, as they take "Timmy" to church with the most soulful harmonies.