Big Sean posted a photo of himself with the chain to Instagram , writing, “Hov just gave this to me! Told me I earned it! #IDecided.”
There’s a little bit of poetry to the gesture, Sean starting out under Kanye West who himself received a Roc-A-Fella chain from Jay Z early in his career. Kanye immortalized that moment with the line “I’m the newest member of the Roc-A-Fella team.”
Back then, the chain symbolized a rapper signing to the label, but as Jay has expanded his business ventures to include artist and athlete management, it seems to now represent entering a rarefied circle within rap. I Decided. is released through Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music, which is an imprint of Def Jam, Jay having ties to both.
A few weeks back Sean posted a photo of himself with Jay to Instagram, writing, “Thanks for all the advice and guidance, laying the blueprint, and being a inspiration to us all. Happy Birthday to the legend.”
Take a look at Big Sean’s Post below.