Big Sean is featured on one of two covers of XXL magazine’s December 2012/January 2013 issue – the other XXL cover star is a blinged out Chris Brown.
The G.O.O.D. Music star and former XXL Freshman chats about his upcoming sophomore album Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player, scheduled for an early 2013 release.
On being a part of the G.O.O.D. Music clique: “It’s deeper than just comin’ up or making money. We got the potential and opportunities to change the world—and still have fun with it. It’s a responsibility that I feel like I’m willing to take.”
On how his upbringing shaped his music: “I took all my experiences from Detroit and incorporated them into who I am today. From partying to inspiration to sharing times about being broke to love to the dope boys, paper chasers. I would see all the players rocking furs and gators. I’ve seen people get killed. I’ve seen people spend crazy money. I’ve seen poor people. I give every aspect of the city in my music. They need somebody to tell that story.”
The December issue of XXL with Chris Brown and Big Sean on separate covers hits newsstands December 4. Which cover will you buy?