A few weeks after Lil Kim co-signed G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean, the Detroit rapper has responded and admitted to being starstruck by the Queen Bee at the same time.
Sean said the compliment has fueled his interest in trying to snag the Brooklyn femcee for a collaboration.
“Word? D*mn, she said that? Sh*t. That’s crazy. Nobody ever told me that,” Sean said in an interview. “She’s definitely a legend in my eyes. I came up on the Bad Boy era with Biggie and Ma$e and her. I would definitely love to work with her and she’s the sh*t, man. That’s crazy. I’m speechless, for real…I’m really listening to a lot of older stuff too like Notorious B.I.G., that whole Bad Boy sh*t and ‘Pac…That’s so f*cking dope, that Lil’ Kim sh*t. You’ve got to get me her contact so I can call her.” (Rap-Up)
Around mid-February, Kim named Sean as one of the artists currently on her radar.
“I almost listen to everyone’s music. I’m really loving Wiz Khalifa. I like him a lot. I think he’s a dope artist. And also another up-and-coming artist, his name is Big Sean. I think he’s hot. There’s a lot of pop artists I love. I love rock ‘n’ roll music. I love all types of music. Usher, I’m loving him again. Not to say I stopped loving him, but at one point I didn’t understand the direction his music was going in, but I am in love with everything he’s doing now.” (Rap-Up)
Sean is currently gearing up for his long-awaited debut release.
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)
Prior to the May release, Sean dismantled initial reports suggesting the LP would arrive this month.
“That can’t be right, because I’m definitely going to work on it right now,” the Detroit native told XXLMag.com yesterday with a laugh as he was preparing to hit the studio in Los Angeles. “But it is coming out very soon. March is definitely premature. I would say, like, maybe summertime-ish. But we’ll make a big announcement…I’m not gonna say it’s not coming out in March, cause maybe [Def Jam has] some plans, but I, personally, don’t know if it’s coming out in March. But if they say it’s coming out in March, it’s coming out in March. I’m feeling a little bit more summer, but they’re the ones putting it out. I could be wrong.” (XXL Mag)
Check out some recent Big Sean footage down below: