Big Sean is widely known for repping the D. However, during a recent interview, Sean felt the need to address one’s recent critique about his credibility in his hometown.
“Fuck whoever talking about Big Sean and don’t know nothing about Detroit or the streets of Detroit,” Sean said. “I be in there. Matter of fact, not only do I be there and be in the hood, I be helping the hood and giving back to the hood.”
He continued, “I’m the only one out of ya’ll rappers or even new rappers who was paying for Thanksgiving dinners last year, buying Christmas gifts. So if you ever talking shit about me like I ain’t be up in the hood, nigga you crazy.”
Sean’s words might have been aimed at fellow Detroit native Danny Brown. Earlier this week, Brown discussed the financial crisis going in his city with the Fader. He used Sean as an example of someone who hasn’t been personally affected by the city running out of money.
“You listen to how I talk about Detroit, and you listen to how a rapper like Big Sean talk about Detroit, and it’s like we’re talking about two different cities,” Brown said. “Which is probably true, because Detroit is that type of city—he went to the best high school in the city, you know, he probably was real spoiled or sheltered, so it’s like two different worlds. He can look at it and talk about guap, and we don’t have any.”
He also added that people from Detroit think he’s from L.A., which might be construed as not being proud of where you come from. “He ain’t been to the hood in years, and I wouldn’t either if I was him, to be honest. It’s not a bad thing. I’m in the hood every day now, so I see the faces, I see the desperation. I have a studio now that’s five minutes from where I was born.”
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