Big Sean Discusses His ‘Undeniable Chemistry’ With Jhene Aiko & Eminem Feature In Zane Lowe Interview

On Wednesday (Jan. 18), Big Sean sat down with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe to discuss his new album I Decided, set to drop Feb. 3. During the extensive interview, the Detroit MC speaks on teaming up with Eminem for “No Favors,” his creative process, his “undeniable chemistry” with Jhene Aiko, thoughts on fatherhood, and more.

After lending a helping hand on Eminem’s 2014 track “Detroit vs. Everybody,” Big Sean earned a feature from the “Lose Yourself” MC for his new album. According to Sean, Eminem was the only person he envisioned being on “No Favors.” “When I heard [Eminem’s] verse, I was playing that back over and over again,” says Sean.

During his interview with Lowe, Sean reveals his aspirations to one day be a father, but he also admits that his ambition to cement his legacy as an artist currently trumps his dreams of being a dad. “I don’t know when I’m gonna have kids,” he said. He further punctuated his point by adding that he’s currently too “committed to his art and craft.”

Upon speaking on Jhene Aiko, he says the two first linked up when Sean tapped Aiko for a feature on his 2012 mixtape Detroit. Since then, Sean describes their chemistry as “undeniable.” He also says that he “always gets a special feeling” when they pair up for a new track.

I Decided.  is set to release


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