In 2011, Big Sean released his debut album ‘Finally Famous’. While it put him on the map in terms of recognition, it was his 2012 mixtape ‘Detroit’ that solidified him as a generational talent destined for longevity. The 17-track tape saw him master the art of storytelling, better understand cadence and sequencing and greatly improve his rhyming capabilities. Here he proved that he stood alongside peers such as Drake, J. Cole and Mac Miller, who all achieved mammoth success in the ’10s.
Now, eight years later, Sean delivers his sequel. With help from Kanye West and Hit-Boy, who join Sean on executive producer duties, he builds on his reputation as a positive rapper who would rather count blessings than cash. A trailblazer of message-driven music, he prides himself on growth: “I’m ‘bout to delete my Twitter and follow my intuition,” he raps on ‘Everything That’s Missing’, a soulful sermon about wins, losses and rebirth.