Key Wane Tells All: The Stories Behind His Biggest Hits

Big Sean "My Closet" (2010)

Album: Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG
Label: G.O.O.D. Music, Def Jam

“I made that the Christmas—the December before that summer. I came home for Christmas break from school. I can’t remember if it was 2009 or 2010, but I know it was somewhere around there. I remember I came home for Christmas break, I set my shit up in the basement when I got home, and I was about to go over to my nigga Tone crib—SayItAintTone, the guy who’s featured on the track.Tone is like a friend of the family. I knew him around the same time I met Sean. I was like 13 years old. We went to high school together too.

"I had recorded the beat, and I was like, ‘This shit kind of sweet.’ I recorded a reference, and my first four bars was like, ‘I got that Bape all in my closet, BBC all in my closet, 10 Deep all in my closet.’ I was just like freestyling, and this nigga Tone’s like, ‘Dog, the pocket you rapped on was so sweet. I’m about to make that pocket like a song.’ I was like, ‘Shit!’ and I gave him the beat, and it turned into a great get-fresh record.

“The song didn’t even get recorded the same day. I gave it to Tone, and Sean heard it, and it’s just a great song that we all did together, that we all worked on together."

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