While addressing Lil Wayne’s verse on the Dark Sky Paradise record “Deep,” Big Sean expressed his appreciation for the rapper “putting his ego aside” and praising him up on the record

In his interview with AOL Build, Sean says he had the chance to speak with Wayne about his verse on “Deep” and express gratitude to the rapper and added that the rapper told him he “was gonna be one of the greats.”

I’m not signed to Lil Wayne, so for another artist like that to big up another rapper, I really appreciated him putting his ego aside. And when I talked to him he was just like ‘Yo, I really meant that. I’m just really impressed by you. Just how you are as a person. Your rap, your ability. And he was like ‘I called that a long time ago. I think you was gonna be one of the greats.’ So, that was just cool to hear that from him. Because I don’t make any money with Lil Wayne. Aside from the features we’re on.”

Big Sean later gave credit to Lil Wayne, stating that the Young Money wordsmith “changed the game” and deserves to be mentioned in any conversation about rap music.

Obviously, you gotta respect Wayne for what he’s done. You can’t talk about rap music and not mention Lil Wayne. He changed the game.”

I am glad to see that there are some artist who pay homage in their own way to the artist that they see has apart of rap history and show that. Unlike artist who ride the wave of the hip hop culture and don’t speak about or even know where the things they do came from. With the rate that Big Sean is going, he is on his way to having longevity in the game and I wouldn’t mind that at all.

-Bri Christian (@brirezy)