Is Big Sean Responding To Danny Brown’s Comments About Detroit?


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.”

Do you believe Sean was directing his comments at Danny? Listen to the radio interview below and leave us your thoughts below.

[via Complex]

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  • jerm

    It’s obvious Danny knows wtf he’s talking about while Big Sean only makes guests appearances in the state he reps..

  • Anthony DeLillo

    Danny Brown is 10000x realer than Big Sean. Big Sean needs to stop acting like he’s hood. His music sucks too.

  • m hixon

    Danny Brown is way tighter and interesting , dont real care though

  • yessir

    realer? danny brown just wishes he had got a rap deal so he wouldn’t have had to be poor for so long and sell hard drugs to addicts. being less wealthy don;t make you less real.

    • Marcus Graham

      danny got a deal, u probably missed that detail flying in here to dick ride

    • nossir

      Well, I would argue his music is “realer”, though it’s totally opinion. Big Sean’s mixtapes are typically very lavish in their production, but Danny’s beats are usually much more “underground” with a lot more creative soundscapes that sound more raw than Big Sean’s overproduced sound.

      Also, Danny’s rhymes and his cadence I find to be more interesting and unique, which really drives home the feeling of an “underground” artist. Big Sean’s stuff feels pretty common, which makes it hard to put him outside the context of a rich lifestyle.