For Big Sean, being a part of the Kanye West-helmed GOOD Music crew is more than just spitting fire over a bunch of amazing tracks with the best rappers in the game. It's about supporting each other and working with like-minded artists, and it goes beyond the collaborations they've released.
"As a unit, we haven't put out any music together since Cruel Summer," Big Sean tells Fuse in this exclusive interview, recalling the drop of the 2012 star-studded collaboration GOOD put out which also included Jay Z, R. Kelly, 2 Chainz and more.
"We always make sure we have each other's backs, you know what I mean? It's all love and doing stuff together as a unit. Just seeing 'Ye in the 'I Don't F*ck With You' video, and Teyana [Taylor] up in there, it's cool."
They've also been together for some brutal moments, and were hard at work when news of the killing of Mike Brown and the protests in Ferguson reached Sean and some members from the GOOD family in the studio.
"When the Mike Brown situation happened, when those riots were going down, we paused everything we were doing and we were looking at the news for the rest of the night," says Sean. "We were all just emotionally attached to it. We couldn't stop looking at the TV. It was a crazy time, but we experienced that together. We were able to lead and get involved in our own ways, but when it initially happened, we were working, and it was crazy."
Check out the Fuse exclusive above for more of Big Sean's thoughts on GOOD Music and collaboration.