With his third studio album slated for release later this year, Detroit, Michigan rapper Big Sean spoke briefly on his first two albums during an interview with XXL magazine. The Motor City lyricist fessed up to releasing albums he says had their flaws, but also expressed optimism at the idea of one day releasing a perfect album.
Big Sean later declared that there isn’t “a lot of good rap music out there” and shared that it’s his responsibility to release good rap music.
“I feel like there are flaws on the first album [and] flaws on the second album,” Big Sean said. “I don’t know if I’ll ever drop an album that doesn’t have any flaws…I probably will drop a perfect album one day. I’m going to master that…There’s not a lot of good rap music out there. So I really feel like there’s big responsibility for me to make good rap music, because there are only a few people that make it. I’m a beast out here. I’m not going to front. When it comes to this rap shit, you really got to be on a high level to fuck with me.”
As part of his feature story in XXL’s Winter 2014 issue, the G.O.O.D. Music lyricist recalled meeting Kanye West at a Detroit radio studio as the rapper was promoting his Late Registration album. According to Big Sean, he was granted 16 bars by Ye, but ended up freestyling for 10 minutes.
“He didn’t have a lot of time, so he wasn’t trying to hear it at first. But he opened his ears and he opened his heart and listened,” the rapper said.
Although details remain scarce, Kanye will reportedly appear on Big Sean’s upcoming studio album.
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