Big Sean Discusses “My Last” & Def Jam

Big Sean’s new single, “My Last” went on sale today for $1.29 on iTunes . Released early last month, the song has already landed on the Billboard charts. This Spring, G.O.O.D. Music’s Detroit Player will up his ante with his debut album, Finally Famous. Last week, Sean chopped it up with Rap Radar about his new tune, L.A. Reid, and the infrastructure of his Def Jam home.

How did you and Chris Brown hook up for “My Last” ?
That’s the homie, homie. That’s the G. He came to one of my shows random as hell one time— like, “What the fuck is Chris Brown doing here?” He was like, “Yo, I fuck with your music.” I’m like, “Shit, let’s get it in.” I didn’t think he was serious, but we ended up getting it in the studio in Miami and from there we became homies and started to make music. So we did like a good five songs together and one of them being my lead single, “My Last”.  And it’s crazy because, “My Last” was originally just me. It used to be me singing it, but of course he sounds way better. Once he heard it, he was like “I’ll definitely hop on it.” It’s also on his album coming out next month too.

What was the inspiration behind the record?
I feel like “My Last” has so many underlining messages. Of course, it’s going hard on anything like it’s your last. That’s the best way to approach any situation. But even in the sense of like, it’s a great party song. Something people can party, get fucked up to—but I want to keep that underlying message of this is what we worked for. We worked hard as hell to party like this.

The song also charted at Billboard, right?
It charted at 71 but it didn’t even go for adds yet. That’s just radio fuckin’ with it on their own. It goes for adds the week after next but I’m excited.

In an interview last year, you implied that Def Jam Chairman L.A. Reid didn’t understand hip-hop and was into those “hits”. Has he been supportive now?
Hell yeah, he’s supportive of it! That’s the only reason why my shit is moving. L.A. is a cool dude, man and he’s about that money. He has great taste in music. I wasn’t saying that he wasn’t a hip-hop fan—He loves them hits.

Right, you also said that when you went to the building, other artists like Rihanna and Kanye had their marketing plans laid out for them. Is it that like for you now?
Oh yeah, yeah man. They been going hard and supportive as a label. They really have been going hard for me and I get a lot of love over there. And they working as hard as they can for me. I really feel like a part of the family at Def Jam.

So is the album still on course for March?
It’s on track for March, but I’m pretty sure it may come out after that. Definitely going to come out soon. Definitely a priority. After March 29th, a lil’ bit after, but not too much.

You mentioned you were bringing new rhyme and style schemes on the album. Can you elaborate?
Just having fun with it bouncing ideas. A lot of people know me for the one word punchline flow that Drake really made popular, but he gave me love and shouted me out like saying “Yo, I got that from Big Sean.” Not necessarily new styles of saying stuff just saying it a lil’ different. I’m always down for bringing new styles and fresh shit to the game. Always.

Although “My Last” is on iTunes today, what singles did you bring to Def Jam that they didn’t believe in?
I thought “What U Doin” was a dope-ass record, man. I thought it was funny definitely a party—more of an urban record. But something I felt like it could relate to any situation. What you doing? Bullshittin’. I feel like that was a good record. Sometimes records take a lot of time. I remember Soulja Boy came out with [sings] “Turn My Swag On” and it didn’t pop off. And then way later, after he released another single, it came back and popped off.

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  • mac DIESEL

    HE’LL POST A TWITTER MESSAGE SOON OR LATER SAYIN’ DEF JAM AIN’T PROMOTIN’ HIS SHIT RIGHT!!!! HA!!!! WATCH!!!!

    ….AND IT’S STILL FUCK L.A. RIED AND THE WHOL DEF JAM STAFF IN 2011!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Belize loves Eminems

    good luck sean

  • Donn

    I WENT TO ITUNES TODAY TO PURCHASE IT.

    ON REPEAT. LETS GO BIG SEAN!!!

  • Chu Chu

    I Really Don’t See The Hype In This Guy Not Hatin At All. I Feel The State Hip Hop Is In They Would Hype Anyone Up lol

  • MacAttack

    “It charted at 71 but it didn’t even go for adds yet. That’s just radio fucking with it on their own. It goes for adds the week after next but I’m excited.” Question – what are these “adds” he speaks of?

  • B.Dot

    ^
    adds: is when a record is pitched to a radio station to see if gets added into rotation

  • Azer

    As people who listen to the music don’t you think it part of our responsibility to support the artists, really if you want to call something a movement maybe it should really be a musical movement rather than a manufactured Dj Khaled movement (sorry Khaled). Big Sean in himself is movement in the fact that he made space for himself. (I know some will argue he has Kanye, but really has Kanye thrown him on a single(Lupe Fiasco)?. Co-signs can get you only so far …(the old roc-a-fella crew, dipset affiliates, and mostly other rappers that have their labels set up their co-signs.)

  • Chu Chu

    @Azer The Guy Isn’t A Movement At All. I Don’t See His Career Goin Any Father Then It Is Unless Kanye Puts Him On A Hit POW !

  • Azer

    I guess a discussion means nothing. Seems to me you know who he is despite the doubting

  • Chu Chu

    @Azer My Opinion Is Just As Valid As Yours That’s All I’m Saying.

  • Azer

    that’s true true, chu chu ….respect on to you

  • Donn

    @Azer

    I think “My Last” will put him in a nice position because he has built a fan base and he represents that new school of Hip Hop,
    Tyga, B.o.B., Drake, Wale, Wiz Khalifa

    He is part of a movement. When you look at Eminem, Jay-Z, Nas, Raekwon and then you fast forward to these guys, they are young, fresh and holding it down for the youth of Hip Hop. I think Big Sean is dope and he is going to do well. He is gonna lock down some R&B features, that might propell him to the forefront a little more, get on some covers. He’ll be fine. And as long as he has fans like me who run to iTunes instead of Mediafire, Zshare and Hulkshare then he’ll be ok

  • Azer

    @ Donn
    I agree he does represent that new school of Hip Hop, but I think it is unfair to anyone else’s situation.
    1. Tyga – lost me at his lines on Bedrock “She watching that Oxygen, I’m watching ESPN” = Done.( But I do like Really Raw).
    2. B.O.B. manufactured – that article MacAttack is pointing Lupe mentions Labels forcing already done hits on artists. (Proof being that Lupe rapped on “Nothing on you” before B.O.B., AND THEY ARE ON THE SAME LABEL.
    3. DRAKE – manufactured who else has wayne on his mixtape before being signed.
    4. Wiz Khalifa – seems genuine

  • Chu Chu

    @Donn BRAVO !

    Only Thing I Disagree On Is That When Jay Nas Rae Came Out They Came Out With Classics (Illmatic Reasonble Doubt OBFCL ) I Look At Today Hip Hop Game And I Feel To Much Credit Is Given Out. J Cole Is Yet To Come Out With An Album , Drake Album Was Far From A Classic , Big Sean Brings Nothing New The Game , And Wiz Is Just A Cool Guy Trying To Make It That’s How I See It lol

  • mac DIESEL

    @ MacAttack

    NOT SURPRISIN’!!!! THEM CORNY POP SOUNDIN’ TRACKS HE GOT OUT JUST AIN’T LUPE!!!!! KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHIN’ BEHIND IT!!!! THESE RECORD LABELS ALWAYS GET THE LAST LAUGH!!!! THANKS FOR THE LINK!!!! MAYBE THAT UGLY YELLOW NIGGA SHOULD GIVE U A JOB!!!! HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Azer

    @ CHU CHU
    Wow really Big Sean has brought nothing new to game
    EVIDENCE : http://www.dealwithnodeal.com/2010/06/drake-gives-credit-to-big-sean-for.html
    Big Sean invented that Supa Dupa Flow
    DRAKE-”I trace it back to Big Sean”

  • Chu Chu

    @Azer To Be Honest First Person I Heared Rapin Like That Was Killa Cam & That Guy Gets No Credit At All. I’m Not Ganna Say Big Sean Is Wack But He Made One Of The Worst Songs I Ever Heared ” Big Nut Bust ” WTF Is That Not Cool At All. I’m Young But I’m Very Old School But I Appericate Good Music Which That Guy Never Tends To Do.

  • Azer

    “I’m Young But I’m Very Old School”. Somethings wrong you when don’t realize everybody makes bad records. Even Killa Cam has bad albums, dude during dipset movements he made tons of money by releasing garbage and co-signing it- why you think he fell off?
    Like Whoa!

  • Donn

    @ Chu CHu

    I agree, there’s nothing new under the sun. All styles and ways of rapping can be traced back to one artist to the one before them. So that’s a pointless argument to have

    But Hip Hop is only 30yrs old, it has time to grow and i don’t expect every rapper to come out to be like Jay-Z and Eminem and Nas. You guys have to stop trying to compare artist and putting them in this box where they have to fill someone’s shoes. I remember an interview Drake gave where he said i’m not trying to be Jay-Z, i’m not trying to be Wayne, i’m just trying to create my own legacy and not walk in another person’s shoes

    I think thats what Tyga, Wiz, B.o.B. and others are trying to do. Just rap and do the music they enjoy doing. And hope that the fans like it. Ya know

  • Chu Chu

    @Azer Cam Does Have Wack Albums But He Also Has A Classic Album ( Purple Haze ) Which Drake Does Not. Cam Use To Make Good Music Big Sean Never Made Good Music Wonder How The Hell He Got Signed Too It ?

  • ColoradoKnight

    He sounds somewhat of a Kanye (College Dropout Era) carbon copy in a sense. This record isn’t very lyrical as it is Pop Music. Although it is fresh that artists are now making a statement in Hip Hop/ Rap w/ out the gangsta image. This is definitely a radio friendly record. In order to sell records you have to be able to balance radio friendly records w/ music for the fans w/ out compromising yourself as an artist. Nice effort, congrats on the success.

  • ZoomZoom

    WHO CARES I MEAN REALLY HE A WACK ASS RAPPER WITH DOO DOO BARS I MEAN COME THE FUCK ON!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wes Wes yall

    Who cares about bars
    Who cares if it’s REAL hip hop
    Who CARES!!!!!!! Everyone who hates on these new school artist are stupid as fuck. Y’all are a minority in the hip hop community. Everything yall say is dope never sells!!! Why is that? Cuz people who actually like the music usually dont comment they just download or read the post. The ones who have negative shit to say always comment. So in other I wish there was no comment sections so we could let the artist live!!

  • Chu Chu

    @Wes Wes Yall So What Does That Make You Smart Guy ?

  • Wes Wes yall

    @chu chu are you serious? The name chu chu ? Fuck boy !!!!

  • Wes Wes yall

    Big Sean Niggass
    latezzzz!!!!!!

  • Wes Wes yall

    O yea and lupes album is better then his last albums. This one might actually sell now!!!!!
    Fuck pleasing rap radar please radio niggggaaa lol !!!!!!

  • PAhipHop

    Detroit MC’s just seem to have it regardless….what the hell they do. Hate to make it a regional thing…and im not even from Detroit. Sean is dope.

    But ELZHI is still the Truth…. and ELZHI needs to come out with some records or something…..cuz all these “Hip Hop” debates would end on who is the best. LOL actually i want to see Elzhi and Big Sean do a song…on an kanye beat…or a No. ID beat

  • Fatted Tellem

    Smh. BIG sean is one of those rappers out here who puts out ignorant shit and some very lyrical, down to earth songs.. You guys should let the man be his own self. The peope who saying that he doesnt have skill…RESEARCH. Dont just listen to the singles, or just the most liked. RESEARCH. B-sean has songs that are absolutely amazing :way out, supa dupa, etc… Ket the atrtist create his own picture..

  • Foots

    @Wes Wes

    You say please radio, but bet Lupe flop.

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  • L.A.Queen

    Big Sean is Fresh and real music. The New Generation to hip hop. Comes along with J.Cole and Wiz. All great up coming artist. Big Sean is gonna go big not just cause he has Kanye on his side, but because he has a strong fan base. Big Sean has created that connection with his fans, if he wasn’t shit, trust he would not be sold out everywhere.

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