Detroit rapper Big Sean recently discussed hitting the stage at rap mogul Jay-Z‘s Made In America Philadelphia and why his G.O.O.D. Music team is comparable to iconic labels like Death Row Records and Roc-A-Fella.
Sean also compared the growing rap crew to hip-hop entrepreneur Diddy’s Bad Boy.
“When we rocked Made in America as a G.O.O.D. Music team, it just reminded how I used to look at Bad Boy and how they had big productions and how I used to look at Death Row or Roc-A-Fella,” Sean told MTV News of Diddy, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z’s respective groups. As much as Sean is a catalyst for G.O.O.D.’s success, he is also humbled by it. After all, if he didn’t stage a 2005 impromptu rap audition for Yeezy at a Detroit radio station, things would’ve been a lot different. “When we [were] walking off the stage at Made in America in Philly, and we were walking to the dressing room, Kanye was like, ‘Man, I’m glad you rapped for me at that radio station,’ ” Sean recalled. “And I said, ‘Sh–, man, me too.'” (MTV)
Back in February, G.O.O.D. Music’s CyHi The Prynce hyped up his team’s value.
“To me YMCMB is mid and Rocafella/GoodMusic is kush you sell more pounds of mid but which one would you rather smoke #imjustsayin,” he tweeted Friday (February 24). (Cyhi The Prynce’s Twitter)
Last year, Atlanta’s Waka Flocka Flame likened his Brick Squad Monopoly to Diddy’s Bad Boy Records and Birdman’s Cash Money.
“IM A TURN MY CITY UP CLAYTON COUNTY / ATLANTA SHINE LIGHT ON THE REAL GROVE STREET AND ATLANTA N***** #MARKMYWORDS #BRICKSQUADMONOPLY,” he tweeted October 23rd.
“WE THE NEW #CASHMONEY #BADBOY ETC. #SQUAD http://FACEBOOK.COM/TAMMYRIVERA MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT”
“Brick Squad Monopoly #thisTheLife” (Waka Flocka Flame’s Twitter)
In 2009, Diddy said Bad Boy ultimately paved the way for huge urban labels like Death Row and Roc-A-Fella.
“Bad Boy is important,” he explained in a video. “We have not sold out and all this stuff, we trying to do these types of records over here and those, we make Bad Boy records. And that’s preserving your brand, and the thing that’s bigger than Bad Boy is we are the last label standing. No disrespect to the other labels, but there is no Roc-A-Fella. There is no Ruff Ryders, there is no Death Row. So if this label doesn’t make it, this is the last of the labels and that means nobody else can come out with a label. Then it just turns into production deals.” (YouTube)
Check out a recent Big Sean interview below: