SoundCloud Interviews | Big Sean
“I’m a real dude,” says 25-year-old rapper Big Sean, speaking exclusively to SoundCloud earlier this week. “I appreciate everything, every single listener, every single person who purchases anything, even if you just appreciate anything… it just means a lot.”
As the interaction between artists and fans continues to evolve in this digital era, Big Sean believes that connecting online with fans is just as meaningful as meeting them in person: “You never know how you can change someone’s life.”
That’s why he used SoundCloud to invite fans and aspiring rappers to throw their best 16 bars over the instrumental of his new single “Beware” from his upcoming studio release Hall of Fame.
The “Beware” freestyle competition on SoundCloud was an opportunity for Big Sean to directly connect with his fans’ aspirations and dreams just as much as it was an opportunity for them to bring their best flow. “When I was trying to get on and get noticed before, I wish I had a competition like that. If Kanye was like ‘Yo, send your 16 bars here, I’ll listen to it,’ that would have been awesome, so I put myself in that situation,” Big Sean says.
Hear more in this exclusive interview with Big Sean who wants to connect with fans on SoundCloud to find the next big rapper.