Big Sean Explains Dave Chappelle Collab on 'Detroit 2' and Announces New Record Label

“[Chappelle] was like, ‘I love your dad, man. I love your dad.’”

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Following the release of his highly-anticipated album Detroit 2, Big Sean revealed how he managed to get comedian Dave Chappelle to hop on the track “Story by Dave Chappelle.”

Speaking to Nadeska on Apple Music 1, he said, “[Chappelle] was like, ‘I love your dad, man. I love your dad.’ And I was like, “What?” He was like, ‘Bro, I love your dad.’ Actually that was the first thing he said to me. I’m like, ‘Yo, what’s up.’ He’s like, ‘Yo, I love your dad, man.’ And then he said, ‘Yo, I’m a big fan.’ But that’s when I was like, ‘Oh, sh*t.’”

“You know, so when I told Dave I was working on the album for Detroit, he was like, ‘Bro, not only will I do the skit, I’ll come out and do a show with you. You know, I’ll come out and support you just ’cause I believe in you.’ You know, so I appreciate him for being on that level of humility still when he is who he is, you know,” he continued.

“Story by Dave Chappelle” hears the award-winning comedian explain why Detroit is his favorite city, crediting it to the challenging audience, his first interaction with rapper Danny Brown and how Big Sean’s father, James Anderson, gave him a powerful pep talk after bombing at a show:

“Go back in the dressing room and everyone, you know there’s a stink on you after you bomb — where everyone looks at you like, you know what I mean? Like Headwound Harry, like, ‘N*gga, are you okay?’ But I really, I can’t explain it to you, I really didn’t care. And then, and then, it turns out that this kind older gentleman was Big Sean’s father, dnd my goodness what the, the, he gave me a pep talk that only a dad could give. And it made me feel wonderful, man. So shoutout to you Big Sean, shout out to Detroit. I’ll never stop loving your city, and I’ll never stop loving you, bro. You guys are the truth, much love to the Motor City.”

In addition to the release of the album, Sean Don also announced that he will be launching his own record label. Answering a fan Q&A on Twitter, he confirmed that he’s still signed to Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music but wants to take the next step. “I’m starting my own after this album though. Any artist u think I need to sign? It’s time!” he replied to the question.

Detroit 2 is projected to open next week’s Billboard 200 chart with around 125,000 equivalent album units, possibly debuting at No. 2. The album’s predecessor I Decided hit No. 1 with 151,000 equivalent album units.

In related news, Big Sean, SZA and Drake leads this week’s Best New Tracks.

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