Big Sean Talks "Mercy" Verse & Sophomore Album
By now Mr. A$$ himself is used to freestyling for Ye– in fact that's how he got signed. He revealed in an interview with Complex that his "Mercy" verse was birthed during a freestyle session backstage at the Watch The Throne tour with Kanye.
"Yeah, I was really freestyling with Kanye backstage at the Watch the Throne tour and he was like, “Man, you got to say this on the record.” I was like, “Man, I ain’t about to say that. I just put out ‘A$$.’ I don’t need to be talking about no ‘ass-quake, ass-tate.’” But I just laid it to see how it sounded and then for a while, there were no other verses on “Mercy.” It was just my verse and we were vibing to it, so it naturally fit on there. I don’t really write any of my raps down. The same, Kanye don’t write any of his raps down. Common. It’s easy that way. For me, personally, I figure I will lose some of the inspiration in the time of me writing it down or I’ll say it a certain way because I wrote it a certain way. When I go in there and do it, it’s easier for me."
With the success of his debut on G.O.O.D. Music, fans are getting antsy to hear some new BIg Sean material. Mr. Anderson promises that his first single from his sophomore album is coming soon.
"We just got the first single. I’m not going to tell you who’s all on it. Dope ass artists on it, though, for sure." he teased. "It’s great. It’s something that connects. When I was playing it for Common, he was losing his mind. J. Cole was blown away. It really is elevating, taking it to a different level. I don’t even want to hype it up or talk too much like, 'Yeah, my album is the shit!' I just can’t wait for everyone to hear what I’ve been doing, what I’ve been cooking up. We’re figuring it all out. I don’t know the title of the album. I know it’s coming out this year."
We'll see if we'll have the same reaction as Sean's rapper friends. In the mean time Cruel Summer should have some good verses from the Detroit player.