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But being ranked above mentor Kanye West, who came in at No. 7, was a surprise.
“That’s crazy, right?” Big Sean said during a recent interview with Washington, DC, area radio station WKYS. “That’s just a list, though, man. It’s just what people say, a few people at a roundtable. I personally think Kanye is one of the best rappers of all time, for sure.”
As for his own spot, Big Sean said he felt honored.
“We work really hard, so to see it pay off and people recognizing it, that’s beautiful,” he said. “Next year, I’m going to definitely be Top 5.”
The 25-year-old rapper’s second album, Hall Of Fame, is slated to be released later this year.
The collection features the high energy cut “Switch Up,” a lyrically sharp collaboration with Common that was produced by No I.D. and DJ Mano.
Even though Hall Of Fame has been delayed, Big Sean said it was for a good reason.
“I took my extra time to just make it extra right, man,” he said. “It’s got a lot of great dynamics to it, awesome, All-Star features, good concepts. [It’s] very heartfelt, [and has] very inspiring songs. ”
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