Above is an interview and some footage from Big Sean’s Toronto takeover, courtesy of The Come Up, while over at Complex he talks about working with Mike Posner, his G.O.O.D. Music life and times and more.
“There was one point in my career when I felt like I was abandoned by everybody. [That was] just how I felt. This was around 2008. Kanye was busy all the time, but Kanye is an artist himself. It was just a miscommunication between us. I felt like my management wasn’t on point at the time. I was just home in Detroit having to work on music myself. I didn’t really know how to do that. I was fresh in the game, I had just gotten signed, and I didn’t understand what the hold up [was]. Even at Def Jam I was like, ‘Man, why isn’t my stuff coming out? What’s up with this? Why isn’t Kanye making me my single?’ There were just a whole bunch of things going through my head, but I just had the completely wrong idea. Def Jam wasn’t in the wrong, Kanye wasn’t in the wrong, G.O.O.D Music wasn’t in the wrong. I realized that it’s not that I was abandoned, it’s just that I needed to still work like I wasn’t signed. They were supporting me as much as they could, but they had nothing to work with, honestly. It was like, ‘Man, how you gonna want us to put a single out and we’re not gonna make anything off of this? This isn’t gonna happen because you have no leverage.’ I was strictly signed off talent, but I had to gain my own leverage and I didn’t understand that at first.
READ: Big Sean Talks “My Last,” His Relationship With No I.D., and Feeling Abandoned [via Complex]