In case you forgot, Kendrick Lamar wasn’t the only guest on Big Sean‘s non-album cut, “Control”. It also featured Jay Electronica, who apparently wanted the track for his album, Act II. According to this newly revealed interview, the New Orleans native told Sean that he hoped to put “Control” on his record after learning that it wouldn’t appear on Sean’s Hall of Fame. But then Lamar contributed a guest feature and, well, the rest is history.
Electronica admits that it’s a good thing that “Control” came out sooner than later (or never considering Act II is a myth) because it’s a good thing for hip-hop, which he says has been dormant for a long time. How about letting that inspire you to release something new, Mr. Electronica?
You can watch the interview below.