Designer is reportedly engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Lana Ray, and will hopefully walk down the aisle soon with her.
The ‘Panda’ rapper who has been with Lana Ray even before fame, popped the question over Thanksgiving. His girlfriend, music executive Lana Ray immediately said “Yes.” According to MTO, Lana who has been managing Designer’s career ever since he first popped, is a college educated executive.
Designer’s real name is Sidney Royel Selby III the 21 year old rapper was born on May 3, 1997, in Brooklyn, New York. He is of Afro-Barbadian and African American descent, and is the grandson of blues musician Sidney “Guitar Crusher” Selby. He grew up in the Louis Armstrong housing projects in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood. He began practicing vocals at school choir and church. At the age of 14, after being shot, he embarked on his music career.
Designer rose to fame when he released his debut single, “Panda” a few days before Christmas 2015, the song racked up more than 100 million views on YouTube and six weeks later, Designer was signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music record label.
Designer is the first New York rapper since Jay Z to reach number one in the Billboard Charts. Hov previously had the accolade with 2009’s ‘Empire State of Mind’ featuring Alicia Keys.