Big Sean Talks Working With Dave Chappelle, Stevie Wonder, & Describes Being Signed To Kanye West While Managed By Jay-Z On SiriusXM's The Heat
Big Sean recently called in to SiriusXM’s The Heat and spoke with SiriusXM’s Swaggy Sie about his new album 'Detroit 2'. While talking to Swaggy Sie, Big Sean opened up about his new album talking about meeting and getting to work with Dave Chappelle. Big Sean also spoke about working with Stevie Wonder and how they definitely plan to make music together saying: “we definitely plan on making music together too. I was trying, I, yeah, so I didn't want to rush it for this album. Cause when we got in the studio, it was like only a couple of days left before I had to turned it in. But you know, hope that's the plan. So hopefully it goes well.”
Additionally, Big Sean describes being signed to Kanye West but managed by Jay-Z to SiriusXM’s Swaggy Sie.
Big Sean’s interview with SiriusXM’s Swaggy Sie aired on SiriusXM’s The Heat.
Big Sean Describes Being Signed to Kanye West but Managed by Jay-Z:
Big Sean Breaks Down the Skits on 'Detroit 2':
Swaggy Sie: How do you pick who is going to create a story for a album so big?
Big Sean: One of my main goals was to get people to listen and experience, to make them feel like, Oh, damn, okay. Like I kind of get what it's like to be in Detroit, you know, listening to this, or, you know, so following the first mixtape, I feel like those kids were like, perfect. You know? So I was like, how can I continue that series going on and even make it better? You know? So I just thought hard. It was a long list of people at first. And then we narrowed it down and, you know, I ran into Dave, Chappelle hopping off of a plane and he was hopping on a plane. And the first, I would walk up to him and I'm like, you know, it's like one of my idols, I walk up to him and he's like, the first thing he says is, ‘man, I love your dad, man.’
Swaggy Sie: How do you know my dad?
Big Sean: Yeah. So I remember a few months before that my dad called me and was like, yeah, how was he said, Dave Chappelle show backstage. He is a huge fan of you son. He like listens to albums. And I thought my dad was just like, sometimes my dad exaggerated stories a lot. So I'm like, okay. He's like, man, I was backstage with him. Like he said this and that and that. So anyway, when I saw Dave Chappelle, I, my mind was like so blown. And I told Dave what I was working on. And he was like, bro, not only will I do a skit for you, I'll support you in anything you have going on. Even if it's a show that you got going on, I'll come do a set, you know, whatever it is, man. And I just appreciate him for being so, so human and so cool like that, you know, it's like, it's, it's comforting. It's times where I, I had met some people that I looked up to and it wasn't such a great experience, but it was good to get that experience with him. And, and, you know, Stevie Wonder on there too, that was like another dream come true because Stevie Wonder is like, I come from a household where we play all Stevie Wonder's music.
Big Sean: Yeah. So, you know, we linked up and I remember when, when I was in a studio with him, he was like, I'll do the story, but let me hear the music though. So I played him the music and he was like, so happy. That was like one of the most proudest moments of my life because he was songs after I play this song, "Guard Your Heart" with me and Anderson .Paak, Wale, he like, stood up and was clapping and you know, it was great, man. It was a great experience. And we definitely plan on making music together too. I was trying, I, yeah, so I didn't want to rush it for this album. Cause when we got in the studio, it was like only a couple of days left before I had to turned it in. But you know, hope that's the plan. So hopefully it goes well.