With fans patiently awaiting his sophomore LP Hall of Fame, Sean dropped his new track on his UKnowBigSean website. "I seen cars switch up, seen hoes
switch up/ Seen money all switch up, when the days get dimmer/ Who gonna leave you there and who gonna leave with ya/ This for the ones that's always with ya, ain't switch," he spits on the song's hook.
It's definitely a family affair as Sean's G.O.O.D. Music cohort Common joins in on the second verse, spitting with a harder edge than fans are used to hearing from the Chicago veteran. Instead of his usual uplifting poetry, Com spits of groupies and his bank. "Oooww I'm in my mode today/ Sayin' what the f--- I'm supposed to say," he rhymes.
Sean, however, has his sights clearly set on those with ill intentions around his camp. "Self-employed, now you shelf-employed," he rhymes before he reminds us that "ain't no such thing as new old friends."
The track curiously comes three days after Kid Cudi announced that he has left Kanye's G.O.O.D Music. According to Cudi, the split was amicable. "Everything is peace with everybody on the label. There's never been any issues, but I am announcing that I'm no longer on G.O.O.D. Music," he said during an interview on Power 106 in Los Angeles.
Earlier Friday (April 5), Sean also went up to Power 106 in Los Angeles and said there is no love lost between him and Kid Cudi. "Cudi wasn't just my labelmate, he's one of my good friends," Sean said. "Cudi's on my album. Me and him making music together. We're still crew whether it's G.O.O.D. Music or not, that's my dog." He also made clear that "Switch Up" is not about Cudi.
Sean makes absolutely no mention of Cudi or his split from the label, but he makes certain to celebrate those whom he considers family. "This for everybody, who stayed real, stayed down reppin #FFOE #GOOD n everybody who stayed repping their own Team," he wrote on Twitter after releasing the song. "Through the good n bad times... Me n @Common was on here just having fun staying real."
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