Big Sean "Almost Wrote You a Love Song" (2010)
Album: Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG
Label: G.O.O.D. Music, Def Jam
“That was a beat I made for an artist named Suai at the moment. I had made that beat in my dorm room when I was at Tennessee State. I think it was my sophomore year. I met Suai in the studio one day. I always go home for break, so I met her during the break I took off from school. I was just playing her songs. She was supposed to release a project called Almost Wrote You A Love Song and she had wrote a song, but didn’t have an actual beat to go with her lyrics. When I met her in the studio, I played it for her. She was like, ‘Wow, this beat really fits everything that I wrote about. I’m going to let you hear my reference.’ She recorded her reference.
“It was actually a good song. It was actually her song. Sean heard it, and was like, ‘Man, I’m really about to like, turn it into a big record.’ Sean came into the studio, recorded his vocals, and put it out. It was one of those types of records. It was a real big record though. It was really good. It was on the radio. I remember I was leaving the mall one day. I was in my Honda Civic, all beat-up, and I put the radio on, and ‘Almost Wrote You A Love Song’ came on, and it was crazy.’
“Suai is a great R&B singer. I forgot where she was signed to—I think Universal/Motown. She was just a really good singer. She’s from Detroit, she’s a great writer and performer. She’s just really unqiue. Her vocals, her voice is unique.
“No I.D., that came in—I wasn’t able to be a part of that. He created what he created. I just remember me and Sean was on the phone, and he was like, ‘Yeah, No I.D. added some sounds to ‘Almost Wrote You A Love Song.’ Just gave it this feel.’ I was like, ‘Cool, cool.’ When I heard it, it just blew my mind. It was my first ever big co-production with a legend. Then, just to sit in the studio and talk to him and work with him is even crazier.”