Wed 14 Aug 2013
Big Sean’s new record “Control” has the internet, radio, and hip-hop in a frenzy. The collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, and Jay Electronica has caused a lot of debate and reaction due to Lamar’s no-holds-barred verse in which he name drops fellow peers and takes claim of New York City.
K.Dot’s contribution has caused responses from Joell Ortiz, B.o.B, and Fred the Godson so far. Catching up with Mikey Fresh of VIBE Magazine, Big Sean breaks down why the leftover cut didn’t make his Hall of Fame album, the decision to not change his verse after receiving Kendrick’s contribution, hip-hop’s need for this type of record, how he got Jay Electronica out of hiding, and being prepared for the onslaught of remixes coming.
“I knew what it was for the culture of hip-hop. You see how excited people are, and I wanted to do that for music—make that play happen. It gave me like the feeling of how hip-hop was. How it used to be.
When I heard that verse I wasn’t about to go back and change my verse—that’s cheating. That ain’t the way of an O.G. That ain’t how G’s move. I wanted to [release the song] for the culture of hip-hop as opposed to myself.”
Big Sean breaks down “Control” below…..
“I ain’t no hoe ass ni**a like that to hear a verse like that and be like ‘I gotta go back and [rewrite] my shit, I gotta go protect myself.’ Nah, it is what it is. I’m a good ass rapper.
I just want people to remember I had the song, I knew what it was. No, I didn’t change my verse because I’m not a h** ass ni**a. I’m a real ass ni**a from Detroit. I rep for everything that I do. I knew what it was going to do for hip-hop. I knew what it was going to do for the culture. This is the most exciting rap song to drop this year this year. Period. “
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