Big Sean credits his ability to "out rap" other rappers on the need to prove himself.
While speaking with attendee’s at a listening session for his upcoming album, Hall Of Fame, Detroit wordsmith Big Sean had a few bold words about his current status in rap. Although the rapper has yet to release his sophomore album, Big Sean went on to state that he should be considered among the greats in rap and expressed his belief that he doesn’t boast such a title because he’s only gone on to release one album.
Big Sean continued to express his lyrical confidence as he touched on out-rapping the likes of Jay Z, Drake, and even fellow G.O.O.D. Music emcee Kanye West.
"Sometimes people don't consider Big Sean as one of the best rappers because Big Sean has only put out one album,” the Finally Famous rapper revealed. “So what I was saying was going into this album, I had the mind state of thinking, ‘Man alright, I've been on basically songs with everybody who I really respect man in the rap game. From Jay Z to Kanye to the newcomers, the new guys. And I always stand on my own.' I always stand out and you can never say I've never done a feature where someone's out-rapped me on and it's crazy because a lot of those songs, I would submit my verse first and then people like Kanye or Jay Z or whoever will get it. And it just goes to show you that I'm here for a reason…I’ll hop on a song with Drake and out rap him and that’s my homie. Or Jay Z. Or whoever.”
According to Big Sean, his ability to “out rap” most rappers on a record stems from the need to prove himself.
“Every time I go on to something I always try to like prove myself, but I feel like I got something to prove to somebody,” said Big Sean. “Whether it’s features on songs. Whether it’s my first album, mixtapes. And no matter who I’m on a song with, whether it’s any feature I’ve ever done, from songs like ‘Burn’ to ‘Don’t Like’ to fuckin ‘Clique’ to anybody. Whether it’s a legend or your favorite rapper, I’mma out rap they ass no matter what. And that just is what it is.”
Big Sean’s sophomore album, Hall Of Fame, is set for release on August 27.