G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean has given his thoughts on the previous speculation suggesting rap star Ludacris intentionally jacked his flow for his 2010 hit, “My Chick Bad”.
Crediting himself for the style, Sean reacted to Drake calling out Luda for borrowing the rhyming scheme.
“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)
Last summer, Drake spoke on Luda’s use of the “supa dupa” flow.
“Well, that flow has been killed by so many rappers. And, I never want to use that flow again in life. [Laughs] I wanted to take if off my album, because I was like, ‘I shut ’em down. Onyx.’ I hate the fact that that rhyme is still in there. To be honest, that flow, you can trace it back to like…I trace it back to Big Sean (artist on Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music). That’s the first guy I heard utilize that flow throughout the duration of a verse. I’ll give him that credit. I think Kanye got it from him. Me and Wayne found a dope way to do it. I don’t want to sound cocky, but the best way its been used was on “Forever.” Those lines just all individually make so much sense. They’re all punchlines. Then a bunch of rappers started doing it and using the most terrible references in the world. I don’t want to offend somebody…I hate that rappers picked that flow up. I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it. [They go like] “It’s a parade! MACY’S!” (All Hip Hop)
Luda is heard using the flow off his Nicki Minaj guest featured single, “My Chick Bad.”
“Couple girlfriends and they all a lil’ crazy/Comin’ down the street like a parade, Macy’s/I fill her up, balloons!/Test her and guns get drawn like cartoons/Doh, but I ain’t talk ’bout Homer/Chick so bad the whole crew wanna bone her!” (“My Chick Bad”)
Recently, Big Sean told SOHH he consideres himself one of hip-hop’s Top 5 Dead or Alive artists.
“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 Dead Or Alive)
Check out a recent Big Sean interview below: