January 18, 2017


Big Sean Talks Working With Eminem on New Collaboration 'No Favors'

Big Sean's fourth album I Decided is just a few weeks away (Feb. 3 to be exact), and the rapper previewed what's to come during a new Apple Music interview with Zane Lowe. The most exciting tidbit that he dropped in the chat? A new Eminem collaboration is on its way.

"Eminem was the only person I heard that could be on that song," Sean Don said about the cut titled "No Favors," before continuing, "It reminded me of why I am such an Eminem fan. It reminded me of why I fell in love with Eminem’s work. He’s unique. He’s special." 

But the gushing didn't stop there:

"When I first heard him, I feel like he was bringing new flows to the game. When he did this verse, it brought that feeling right back to me like, ‘Wow. This is a brand new energy.’ All the things he said were so necessary for the album…That’s what I was happy about. I’m glad that he addressed things, conceptually, that necessarily weren’t addressed. Super thoughtful. Before anything. I was like, ‘You’re one of the only people I want on this album.’ I was telling him the story of the album, what it meant to me, and he honestly told me, ‘I want to be a part of it, but I don’t know if I’m gonna have time.’ That was what I got back when I was talking to him. I was like, ‘Damn. I don’t know if he’s gonna come through with it.’ Then, randomly, out of nowhere, I got the Eminem verse."

The artist, who has been a longtime friend and collaborator with Kanye West, opened up about how Yeezy motivates him too:

“I don’t know if I can put the advice into words. When you know somebody that long, somebody like Kanye, I’ve taken so much. I’ve taken the hunger. That guy, the hunger he has is incredible. He’s given me a sense of work ethic that can’t be beat, a sense for perfection, of making sure it’s the best. That’s my brother right there. He saw the potential in me.”

Watch above as Sean dives into having kids in the future, working with Andre 3000, how his last album Dark Sky Paradise laid the foundation for his current record, plus a collaboration with The-Dream called “Sunday Morning Jetpack." Next, watch a throwback Fuse interview where Big Sean talks about his G.O.O.D. Music family: