Big Sean is part of a powerful movement, and boy, does he know it.
G.O.O.D. Music’s story is still in progress, but when rap fans look back on it, Kanye West’s team will most likely go down as one of the greatest hip-hop crews of all time. In fact, when the group played Jay-Z’s Made in America Music Festival on September 1, Big Sean was reminded of a few of the most storied cliques in rap.
“When we rocked Made in America as a G.O.O.D. Music team, it just reminded how I used to look at Bad Boy and how they had big productions and how I used to look at Death Row or Roc-A-Fella,” Sean told MTV News of Diddy, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z’s respective groups.
About an hour into Hov’s headlining set, Kanye West, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz and Big Sean took the stage for their own mini-show rocking tracks like “Mercy” and Yeezy’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.” With the crew’s Cruel Summer LP scheduled to drop Tuesday, one would assume it will be one of many upcoming show’s for the high-powered collective. “It’s just really tight to be a part of something,” Sean said. “It’s really tight to be a part of a family, especially sharing a stage with the heroes you looked up to from Jay to ’Ye, Common, all that.”
As much as Sean is a catalyst for G.O.O.D.’s success, he is also humbled by it. After all, if he didn’t stage a 2005 impromptu rap audition for Yeezy at a Detroit radio station, things would’ve been a lot different. “When we [were] walking off the stage at Made in America in Philly, and we were walking to the dressing room, Kanye was like, ’Man, I’m glad you rapped for me at that radio station,’ ” Sean recalled. “And I said, ’Sh–, man, me too.’ ”