Big Sean recently sat down with The Associated Press. Below you can check out an excerpt of the story.
Big Sean has discovered that in order to find the spotlight, sometimes you have to stay out of it.
The rapper put Miley Cyrus front-and-center in his recent “Fire” music video, with his face seen just briefly in the background. Then he released “Control,” featuring an explosively competitive verse from Kendrick Lamar that overshadowed his own and has become the talk of hip-hop. Both are leading up to his second album for Kanye West’s GOOD Music imprint, which blends Sean’s signature wordplay with some unexpectedly serious introspection.
Sean says licensing issues prevented him from including “Control” on “Hall of Fame,” out Aug. 27, but he wanted the song out “for the betterment of the culture.” On the track Compton-bred Lamar, one of the year’s breakout musicians, declares himself both “king of New York” and the West Coast, rapping that he wants to steal fans away from fellow rappers — including Sean. Sean said he deliberately didn’t rewrite his own lyrics after hearing Lamar’s verse: “I’m from somewhere where you live by honor. I’m not going to be cheating, man.”
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