Big Sean Says No I.D. Convinced Him to Record “My Last” [Video]

While in New York City earlier this week for his show at Central Park alongside Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean stopped by The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 nad spoke about his debut album, Finally Famous, Game’s song “Uncle Otis,” his group with Wiz and Curren$y, and more. The Def Jam signee also revealed that his smash hit, “My Last,” was actually a song that he never wanted to do.

“[Producer] No I.D. played me ‘My Last,’ I was like, Man, I ain’t about to do this soft ass record,” he told the show’s hosts, Angela Yee, Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy. “He was like, ‘Yo, you wanna be a mixtape rapper forever, man? Or you wanna make records that can go on radio, that can go around the world, that people can dance to, play at barbecues?’”

Sean apparently decided he wanted to be more than a “mixtape rapper,” so he focused on making the song a hit. “I went home and wrote it,” he continued, “and, you know, before, it was all me on it. I was singing it. I wrote all the bridges and the choruses. And I didn’t even like it like that. Then I played it for Chris Brown, and when he heard it, he went crazy. He sounded just a little bit better.”

The G.O.O.D. Music rapper realizes that he made the right decision. “Every time I perform that song and it do well, I be thinking, ‘Damn, No I.D. was right.’” —Adam Fleischer