After he was recently mentioned for his potential to achieve the fame on the level of R&B superstar Beyonce by Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West, G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean has stepped forward to share his reaction.
Accepting Ye’s proclamation, Sean said he will use his mentor’s words for motivation.
“You know, I am gonna be that. I’m gonna take it there. I’m not gonna make ‘Ye eat his words or anything,” he says. “I appreciate him being so outspoken and for believing in me so much. It gives me my own confidence.” (VIBE)
In early June, Yeezy appeared at Sean’s Finally Famous album listening session and proclaimed the rapper’s greatness.
“Big Sean’s story is one of the most amazing ever because he literally got signed off of a freestyle, to now…having the potential to be one of the biggest artists in the world,” Ye said. “What Beyonce is to R-n-B…Big Sean can be to rap.” (YouTube)
Confident in his own style, Big Sean recently told SOHH he would include himself in our Top 5 Dead or Alive challenge.
“Big Sean goes in there because I’m my favorite rapper. H*ll yeah. I’m deserving of being in the Hall of Fame because I changed hip-hop with a rap star before even dropping my first album. Everybody in the game you can think from Lil Wayne to Drake were influenced [by me]. They borrowed my style, [and] it showed me how far I can go in this rap game. I’m only 22.” (SOHH’s Top 5 D.O.A.)
In March, Sean reacted to Drake citing Ludacris for using his signature flow.
“With the super duper flow, I created that one word rhyme style,” Big Sean said in an interview. “Drake really made it more popular, but Drake gave me the credit and was like, ‘I really got that from Big Sean.’ I think some artists just did it so wack man. Every time I say names I get in trouble and it’s like I’m dissing, but some people used it wack. If he said Ludacris used it wack, hey. Don’t get it wrong I’m not trying to dis Ludacris or nothing. He’s a great MC. But even though that style got so overused, there was a lot of people who did it great and there was a lot of people who didn’t do it so great. People always ask me was you mad that people took that style from you. I’m like, ‘Nah, that went and shows me how far I can go as an artist.’ I feel like I changed hip-hop. I haven’t even dropped an album yet. So that goes to show me how powerful my mind is.'” (RapFix)
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