As a member of a new generation of rappers, Big Sean isn't just a student of hip hop history, he's also making it. Reflecting on his special guest appearance with members of the G.O.O.D. Music crew at Jay-Z's recent Made in America festival, Sean compared his team to the great hip hop collectives of the past.
"When we rocked Made in America as a G.O.O.D. Music team, it just reminded how I used to look at Bad Boy and how they had big productions and how I used to look at Death Row or Roc-A-Fella, early Roc-A-Fella," he told MTV News. "It's just really tight to be a part of something. It's really tight to be a part of a family, especially sharing a stage with the heroes you looked up to from Jay to 'Ye, Common, all that."
Sean joined Jay and 'Ye on the most recent single from the G.O.O.D. Music compilation "Clique." He also has the distinction of having been nominated for multiple BET Hip Hop Awards, including Best Video, Perfect Combo, Best Hip Hop Style and People's Champ.
Tune in to the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 on Tuesday, October 9 at 8P/&c to see if Big Sean brings more good fortune to his clique.
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