News: Big Sean Dishes Out Big Lesson, "I Got Signed & I Didn't Know What To Do"
Friday, Apr 15, 2011 11:15AM
G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean has decided to drop gems of wisdom he has learned since entering the rap game under Kanye West's guidance, and what mistakes have made him stronger in the long run.
Crediting Yeezy for delivering a wake-up call, Sean said his early assumptions of fame and stardom were far from accurate.
"One of the things I've learned from Kanye is that you can't really wait on anybody, you have to execute your plan. Nobody can see your vision like you can. The same ones sh*ttin' on your vision now will be the same people congratulating you when it's all said and done. A perfect example was his whole situation [at Roc-A-Fella Records at the beginning of his career] but it was my situation too...I got signed and I didn't know what to do. I signed to Def Jam and I thought all I needed was a single, all I needed was a song and I'm good. Put it on TV and gimme my buzz, because I got signed off of talent I didn't get signed off of buzz. I had the whole game f*cked up, but what I did was start my own movement. I realized that the songs I would put out through the Internet could at least reach a few people and it was hundreds of thousands of kids on the Internet just looking for new artists to listen to so I took advantage of that and really did my own movement..." (VIBE)
Last year, Sean discussed his initial feelings of pressure, being amongst G.O.O.D. Music rap stars like Common and West.
"At first I was always feeling pressure, you know, being on a label with Common, John Legend, and all these other great artists," Sean revealed in an interview. "It's a roster full of great artists. You know [Kid] Cudi, GLC...the list goes on and on. I definitely would always feel pressure, but then you got to remember that you are there for a reason. I always got to remember that I am just as good as they are, in [the] sense of why I am on the label. You just always got to remember that. I feel like Kanye [West] has definitely molded me artistically and taught me a lot of things. Before he signed me, he took me under his wing just to show me how to make an album. He taught me a lot of different methods; he taught me not to write my lyrics down, just premeditate them. So I don't write none of my raps, I just think them. The list goes on and on, on all the things he's taught me. You definitely feel the pressure, but a little pressure's good." (Hip Hop DX)
Sean is currently putting together his debut album, Finally Famous.
Big Sean has been waiting years to release his first album, but he'll have to wait a little longer. The Detroit rapper's debut has been delayed to June. The 23-year-old MC's G.O.O.D. Music debutFinally Famous is now scheduled to arrive on June 21. The project is led by the Chris Brown-assisted single "My Last," and features contributions from No I.D., Mike Posner, Kanye West, and Pharrell, who appears on the triumphant "Donald Trump." (Rap-Up)
Prior to the delay, Sean's debut was set to drop in early May.
Looks like Big Sean's anticipated album, Finally Famous, will be coming out on May 3rd, 2011 via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam. He also confirmed that Kanye, Mike Posner, and Pharrell will all make appearances. Another interesting note is that he mentions a mixtape should be dropping before the album, to make sure the buzz is right. (MOG News)
Check out some recent Big Sean footage below: