Big Sean speaks on his new management deal with Roc Nation, being Good for life, and his next moves.
Big Sean had a big week, announcing a management partnership with Roc Nation, followed by releasing 4 tracks at once. He sat down with Complex this weekend to update them on everything he's doing right now, from the details of the deal, to his situation with GOOD, as well as hinting at some of his next moves.
Check out of few excerpts from the sit-down below.
On his Roc Nation deal:
It’s really more than management I feel like. It’s like an umbrella. It’s like a family over there. I’ve had management before but it’s just on a whole other level. And people are really personally involved, Hov is really personally involved and ‘Ye of course, that’s the bro right there. It’s just kind of more like the business side of things, Roc Nation, that’s my umbrella...It’s just like a family and I’m still with ‘Ye. ‘Ye was the one that was like, ‘I think you should incorporate them and use these guys.’ He uses them too. It was a family thing.”
On his allegiance to GOOD Music:
I know when we announced we were doing business with Roc Nation people were like, ‘You left Kanye?’ That would be the dumbest thing ever. Just to clarify that, it’s all fam...on G.O.O.D. Music, on the forefront, for life. I’m repping that.
On his contributions to the culture:
People can say what they wanna say but I’ve been affecting culture ever since I came out, and that’s just fucking facts man. Helping bring Adidas back to the forefront when they signed me. I feel like bringing TI$A. I was the first person wearing POW chains man. Me and ‘Ye got the samples together. I feel like, ‘swerve’ man. I feel like ‘ho shut the fuck up.’ I’m not saying this in a cocky way in anyway. I’m just saying my presence has been felt in culture: ‘boy,’ ‘I do it.’ Whether you like it or hate it it’s been a part of culture. That’s what I’m shooting for. I’m gonna keep going and I’m gonna keep doing what I wanna do and taking chances and just being artistic with it.
On his next moves and the lack of rap releases in 2014:
I’m going for blood man. I feel like rap music, people are hungry for rap right now. I feel like this was one of the worst years as far as releases of Rap, as far as the amount of Rap that was released. We had good, good stuff but it wasn’t that much stuff. My point is there’s a lot of people but it wasn’t [consecutive releases] like how it usually is. I think everybody has been taking their time with their craft, perfecting it. I know I have been and I’m sure everybody has been.
Watch the full interview below.