Big Sean Discusses Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse (VIDEO)

Big Sean: I Did “Control” For Hip Hop, Not Myself

(AllHipHop News) Big Sean’s new track “Control” shook the entire Hip Hop world yesterday mostly because of the verse by guest rapper Kendrick Lamar who challenged his peers to step their bars up. Sean sat down with Vibe to discuss the song that also featured Jay Electronica.

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The G.O.O.D. Music rapper says that he recorded his verse first and then sent the track to Kendrick and Jay E. When Kendrick’s part got back to Sean he decided not to change his own verse or edit Kendrick’s because Hip Hop needed that competitive drive.

“When I heard [Kendrick’s] verse I was like I’m not about to go back and change my verse. That’s cheating,” said Sean. “That ain’t how G’s move. I wanted to do that for the culture of Hip Hop as opposed to myself, trying to protect myself.”

Sean does not wave the white flag though. He also defends his contribution to the track as a standout as well.

“I’m a good ass rapper. Big Sean got bars,” says the Detroit native. “Listen to ‘Control’. I feel like my verse was hard… It’s fresh ass quotables throughout the whole thing. My verse, Kendrick, and Jay Elect.”

Watch the full interview below.