Newcomer Big Sean Insists Rappers Are Good Guys
With all the recent upheaval in hip-hop, from fake emergency room stunts (50 Cent) to stage crashing antics (you know who we’re talking about) it’s tough to believe that artists have their heads on straight these days. But Detroit rapper, Big Sean — a recent addition to Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music label – took a few minutes from recording with No I.D. to talk to The Boombox about his upcoming album ‘Finally Famous,’ and to explain that contrary to popular belief, rappers are just a bunch of nice guys.
Sean, who has had the fortune of collaborating with artists like The Dream and Pharrell on his album said that despite the bad press, most hip-hop heavyweights — including Kanye — are actually very friendly. “They’re all way nicer than you probably think they are — super duper nice. I think people like Pharrell and Kanye aren’t in those positions unless they’re nice and can handle it,” he said. “For example, Pharrell is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, period. He’ll treat a janitor and a billionaire executive with the same respect. Those are the type of people who really deserve their positions. I haven’t met anybody who’s really an asshole that I can think of off the top of my head.”
And although he insisted that Kanye was a nice guy just like the rest of them, Sean did admit that it was unlikely for Ye to give another up-and-coming MC the same chance to freestyle and land a deal the way he did. “He’s way different now than he was when I met him. He’s way bigger and a way better rapper, so I don’t know what you could do to impress him,” he said. “He’s up there withJay-Z, Lil Wayne, etc, so whatever you would say to get his attention would probably have to be one of the most amazing raps ever.”