I think it’s safe to say that there isn’t a single soul browsing the internet at this very moment that has yet to hear Big Sean’s new song “Control” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. The past 24 hours has seen the entire hip hop community sharing their opinions on blogs, Twitter and whatever other outlets that are available.
Siting down with VIBE, Big Sean speaks on the impact of his latest release, the decision to not change his verse after hearing what Kendrick said, getting Jay Elect to resurface, why it’s not on Hall Of Fame and more.
“I knew what it was for the culture of hip-hop. You see how excited people are, and I wanted to do that for music—make that play happen. It gave me like the feeling of how hip-hop was. How it used to be.”
“When I heard that verse I wasn’t about to go back and change my verse—that’s cheating. That ain’t the way of an O.G. That ain’t how G’s move. I wanted to [release the song] for the culture of hip-hop as opposed to myself. … I just want people to remember I had the song, I knew what it was. No, I didn’t change my verse because I’m not a h** ass ni**a. I’m a real ass ni**a from Detroit. I rep for everything that I do. I knew what it was going to do for hip-hop. I knew what it was going to do for the culture. This is the most exciting rap song to drop this year this year. Period. “
Now that “Control” has had time to sit with you guys, what is your overall opinion of the song?