Even with the spotlight focused on Kendrick Lamar today, Big Sean sat down with Vibe's Mikey Fresh to talk about what his latest single "Control" featuring Lamar and Jay Electronica means for hip-hop, and why he didn't go back and change his verse.
When I heard that verse I wasn’t about to go back and change my verse—that’s cheating. That ain’t the way of an O.G.
In the video with VibeTV above, Sean said: “I knew what it was for the culture of hip-hop. You see how excited people are, and I wanted to do that for music—make that play happen. It gave me like the feeling of how hip-hop was. How it used to be. When I heard that verse I wasn’t about to go back and change my verse—that’s cheating. That ain’t the way of an O.G. That ain’t how G’s move. I wanted to [release the song] for the culture of hip-hop as opposed to myself.”
He went on to talk about the power of Kendrick's verse and clarified why he didn't, and shouldn't have ,changed anything to do with his own verse.
"I just want people to remember I had the song, I knew what it was. No, I didn’t change my verse because I’m not a h** ass ni**a. I’m a real ass ni**a from Detroit," Sean said. "I rep for everything that I do. I knew what it was going to do for hip-hop. I knew what it was going to do for the culture. This is the most exciting rap song to drop this year this year. Period. “
If you haven't heard "Control" yet, listen here.
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