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:
Itâs really more than management I feel like. Itâs like an umbrella. Itâs like a family over there. Iâve had management before but itâs just on a whole other level. And people are really personally involved, Hov is really personally involved and âYe of course, thatâs the bro right there. Itâs just kind of more like the business side of things, Roc Nation, thatâs my umbrella...Itâs just like a family and Iâm still with âYe. âYe was the one that was like, âI think you should incorporate them and use these guys.â He uses them too. It was a family thing.â
On his allegiance to GOOD Music:
I know when we announced we were doing business with Roc Nation people were like, âYou left Kanye?â That would be the dumbest thing ever. Just to clarify that, itâs all fam...on G.O.O.D. Music, on the forefront, for life. Iâm repping that.
On his contributions to the culture:
People can say what they wanna say but Iâve been affecting culture ever since I came out, and thatâs 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 âYe got the samples together. I feel like, âswerveâ man. I feel like âho shut the fuck up.â Iâm not saying this in a cocky way in anyway. Iâm just saying my presence has been felt in culture: âboy,â âI do it.â Whether you like it or hate it itâs been a part of culture. Thatâs what Iâm shooting for. Iâm gonna keep going and Iâm 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:
Iâm going for blood man.Â 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 wasnât that much stuff. My point is thereâs a lot of people but it wasnât [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 Iâm sure everybody has been.
Watch the full interview below.