He released his latest album, 'Detroit 2,' through Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music imprint under Def Jam, but Big Sean feels like the bond within the label isn't as tight as it used to be back in the early 2010s.
"I also really miss the brotherhood I use to have with GOOD music, I don’t know what happened," Sean tweeted to his 14.2 million followers. "Guess those the GOOD ol days. It’s all love, but we use to really be clique'd up."
Sean's viral LA Leakers freestyle included bars that could've been subliminal jabs at Ye for not paying him royalties for songs he wrote: "What has the game done to you, Sean? / A lot of songs I wrote for icons / That I still ain't even get publishing on! / And some of 'em up more than me / I don't know how they sleep at night knowing they wrong."
Earlier this year, Sean claimed his first advance from G.O.O.D. Music was only $15,000, something he later called a "slave deal" in his verse alongside Benny The Butcher on "Timeless."
"Honestly, I'm probably gon’ be booked 'til I’m on the next chapter / Signed a slave deal, now a n***a up, ownin' my masters / Watch me turn G.O.O.D. into great / It's first steps to everything, even takin' leaps of faith!"
Many fans applauded Sean for his seemingly effortless yet focused and introspective raps across the nearly 12-minute LA Leakers freestyle. According to Sean, iconic New York rapper Nas texted him too, writing, "You murdered these freestyles thanks for pushing us all."
Despite having two songs with Nas, the compliment still meant a lot. "That’s crazy AF to me when I really thought about Nas txt'n me that, I’m at the crib right now in Detroit n I’m just feeling grateful I actually am doing what I said I would," Sean added. "S**t feel like a dream."
The 33-year-old is making a larger statement about his place in hip-hop, as he then dropped a single with Hit-Boy, "What A Life."