There’s pretty stiff competition, even within the G.O.O.D. Music camp, for the best ad-libs in hip-hop at the moment (2 Chainz started a movement with “Tru”) but Big Sean might just be the cream of the crop. “I would say I got the best ad-libs in the game overall,” he tells MTV News. Boii!
“Swerve,” in particular, became a phenomenon on Cruel Summer‘s smash hit “Mercy,” and with his sophomore album Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player on the way, how does Sean plan to top himself off?
“It’s not about having the best ad-libs. It’s just about creating more and having fun with it,” he said, admitting that it just comes naturally. “I don’t really stress too hard. When I stopped caring so much and started making the music I wanted to make and really [started] just being myself, that’s when all the ad-libs and the feel started coming to the records.”
Over the past year Big Sean has cemented himself as a bonafide star, emerging as one of the standouts on his crew’s compilation album, and right now it’s looking like sky’s the limit. “I did records like ‘Clique,’ which was originally supposed to be my first single, and then Hov and Kanye hopped on it after they heard my verse, but that just goes to show how far we could take it,” he said, promising that there’s plenty more in store. “There’s so many crazy records coming so I hope people are excited.”
With his first single “Guap” already in rotation, Big Sean is pretty confident that his next album will be a winner. “I’m excited about the whole project. I think it’s gonna be one of the best hip-hop albums, period,” he said. “I’ve got the best people working with me.”
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