A couple of Big Sean classics on his birthday

“One of the most important quotes I live by is ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’ Dreams are so important. Without dreams, you got nothing.” — Big Sean (2010)

GY, one of our OG #TeamGowhere members you all know as @GY312, is out in L.A. with us and today we were rappin’ on some old music, which then turned into a reminiscing rabbit hole of our old interviews… which then led us to this. “Living Our Dreams (Memories)”, one of our all-time favorite documentary style cuts shot by the Emmy-winning Cam Be and doubling as one of GY’s first interviews with us at GWHH.

We caught up with Big Sean, post-Finally Famous 3, but pre-Finally Famous the debut album. It was late 2010 and his G.O.O.D. Music buzz was peaking in such a way on the internet that it manifested into reality at Reggie’s Rock Club on Chicago’s south side.

Funny enough, our organic recollecting also led us to our trip to Austin for SXSW in 2012. A year and a half later, the three of us: GY, Cam, and I — amongst our Gowhere contingent were packed into a small venue for the G.O.O.D. Music showcase. This meant a performance by Big Sean of his Finally Famous album singles and a surprise appearance by none other than Kanye West. Here’s another Camovement of the back-to-back-to-back performance of “Dance (A$$)”, “Marvin & Chardonnay” and ‘Ye going solo for a hype rendition of “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”. Chills to this day. We were all behind them on the stage and it’s still one of my memorable concert experiences I bring up casually in convo when it comes up.

Even more comically, to us at least, our nostalgic convo culminated in the realization that Big Sean’s back on social media on his born day today. To bring it full circle: 2010–>2012–>2019. The new rhymes are sounding good. Here for it all these years later. HBD!

Mobb Deep talks 20 years of ‘The Infamous’

Nas’ Illmatic XX isn’t the only classic rap album commemorating 20 years this month. Mobb Deep changed the game as well in ’95 with The Infamous and their new double album The Infamous Mobb Deep hit stores on April 1st. With the 20th anniversary technically coming up this April 25th, the duo sat down with the homie GY312 to reflect on the 20 years that has past.

Prodigy and Havoc not only talk about the inspiration for the 20th anniversary new album and tour, but also some Snoop and ‘Pac, staying hungry, and how music becomes timeless. Their perspectives were interesting to hear towards the end of this installment of In The Groove, with a quick cameo from 50 Cent closing out the video for good. Stay tuned all the way through to the end, and then tune in for a new Mobb Deep track that hit the web tonight..! “The Outcome”, off DJ Whoo Kid and DJ S.Whit’s upcoming mixtape The Elevation 2 dropping April 19th.