Kanye West reps his native Chicago to the fullest, but when it's time to create, Yeezy gets to globe-trotting with his G.O.O.D. Music family. In the past, Team Kanye has logged extensive recording time in Hawaii and Paris. For his upcoming So Help Me God, Yeezy and his crew put even more stamps on their passports.
"We done did a couple, to like Mexico, like how we did Hawaii before and stuff like that," Big Sean told MTV News on Feb. 24, during a flight from Atlanta to Detroit in order to remote his new album Dark Sky Paradise. "We work as unit for sure, that's all I'm gonna say I'm not gonna drop nothing else."
West is usually tight-lipped about his projects, so naturally Sean isn't going to give us too much info about the Yeezy's much-anticptaed LP, but he did clue us in to the camp's mindset while recording. As much as they were focused on the music, they could not ignore the problems in the world around them, particularly the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of Mike Brown last summer.
"We were actually in Mexico when things were going on in St. Louis, during those tragic times. And we all paused and just looked at what was going on and just feeling for that whole situation and talking about what we can do to help," Sean said.
Sean has voiced his frustration with Brown's death, but Kanye said in a February interview with Power 105's "The Breakfast Club" in New York that his dad asked him to "stay out of it."
It's possible that Kanye will make lyrical reference to the tragic incident on So Help Me God, but we'll have to wait and see.