It was easy! For a certain consumer low on jadedness and high on life, the Kawhi laugh punchline and Hot Girl Summer reference should hit the ear beautifully. The clip comes ahead of his Tonight Show performance on August 7th.
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Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum artist Big Sean, who has amassed over 6 billion global streams throughout his career, and whose last two albums debuted at #1, continues his march towards a new album with the release of his new single Bezerk” with A$AP Ferg. Although Big Sean, whose real name is Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, never reveals exactly what triggered him, the Detroit native said it all began around this time last year— even alluding to it during an event celebrating the launch of his Puma collection last March.
The progression is a long way from where Sean stood in 2004, when he met Kanye West while ‘Ye was in Detroit to promote his then-upcoming album Late Registration. In what’s essentially a rap fairy tale, Sean rapped for Kanye on the spot after swindling his way into the radio station where he had rapped on-air for months. Sean, then a member of a rap duo called Sons of the Street, pitched himself for a record deal. After West signed him as a solo act, Sean spent time behind the scenes, meekly contributing to West’s album Graduation while waiting his turn and aspiring to greatness himself.
In addition to his three RIAA platinum albums, Sean’s track record boasts an impressive 15 platinum and multi-platinum hit singles, among them a trio of #1 urban radio staples: Marvin & Chardonnay” (featuring Kanye West and Roscoe Dash), the 4x-platinum Mercy” (with Kanye West, Pusha T and 2 Chainz), and 5x-platinum I Don’t Fuck with You” (featuring E-40). Since his debut album in 2011, Sean has become one of urban and rhythm radio’s most consistent hitmakers, and one of Def Jam’s biggest core artists.
Dark Sky Paradise, which came out in February 2015, completed Sean’s star transformation. The album’s first portion takes off with an urgent string of radio hits and lyrical workouts, while the latter half showcases his introspective, personal side with odes to family and learning through trial and error.
Share BIG SEAN @ THE #1 LAS VEGAS HIP-HOP CLUB – DRAIS NIGHTCLUB NOVEMBER 6TH with your friends. Aiko has continued to support Sean on social media since then, even sharing a photo of them hanging out at the beach together in May. And Sean has returned the love.
It’s not just the standard lip service for a new record. Nearly a decade ago, Big Sean was seen as a novelty sidekick act at best, a weak artist at worst. Now he wants to be seen as a thinker. Not just as a talented rapper, or even as someone with a personal story to share, but someone who can come up with creative ideas, offer insight that listeners can use in their lives and provide commentary on the real world. And after years of hard work, people are beginning to value what he has to say: I Decided. sold and streamed 151,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album’s “Bounce Back” peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 100, his highest-charting single to date. And Jay Z, the head of Roc Nation, which manages Sean, gave him the ultimate rap honors: a Roc-A-Fella chain, from Jay’s storied rap dynasty during the late-1990s and 2000s.
He scored his deal with GOOD Music after performing for Kanye West at Detroit hip-hop station WHTD. Soul singer Jhene Aiko is expecting a child, by her estranged rapper boyfriend Big Sean, according to multiple social media reports.
According to The Shade Room, the Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” songstress, 25, and the 30-year-old rapper left in his car together after spending several hours in a recording studio. In photos obtained by the outlet, Grande attempted to hide her face with her dog while Sean appeared to be smiling in the driver’s seat.
In hindsight, Sean says that Detroit focused on his own ideas while Hall of Fame gave too much credence to the advice of industry folks. He took a couple of months in 2014 to “work on getting my mind together,” he says. He heeded book recommendations from his mother, built a home studio, and began meditating before recording sessions.
Fresh off the release of his latest single “Overtime,” Big Sean dropped another new track on fans on Friday, featuring vocals from a surprising guest—his ex-girlfriend Jhene Aiko. The song, titled, “Single Again,” also includes singer Ty Dolla $ign.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly for its new fall preview issue, the Detroit rapper real name Sean Anderson) reveals that in addition to recently released singles such as “Overtime” and “Single Again,” the set includes features by Post Malone and A$AP Rocky on the track “Wolves” (Big Sean recently made a surprise appearance with Malone at Little Caesars Arena), which he says is “about my family growing up.” Rocky also appears on another song with Atlanta MC MadeinTYO, while Meek Mill and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs also make cameos.
Before making his fifth studio album, the Detroit-bred MC had to rediscover himself. He speaks to EW about therapy, stepping back from the limelight, early health struggles, and working with Post Malone.
On January 25, 2015 various artists who worked on Big Sean’s upcoming third studio album such as Kanye West , Ty Dolla Sign , DJ Mustard , Drake , Travis Scott and Ariana Grande posted the album cover to Twitter or Instagram 33 The next day, Big Sean posted a trailer to his new album which revealed the album’s release date as February 24, 2015. 34 The album, Dark Sky Paradise debuted atop the Billboard 200 making it his first No. 1 album. 35 He would lead with Video singles for songs entitled “IDFWU”, “Blessings”, “I Know”, “One Man Can Change The World”, and “Play No Games.” As of February 1, 2016, Dark Sky Paradise was certified platinum. On December 31, 2015, Big Sean released a track recapping 2015, “What A Year (Ft. Pharrell Williams & Detail)”.
Big Sean just released the video for Single Again,” his second single of 2019, and the clip has racked up more than 3.15 million views in just three days. The track features ex-girlfriend Jhene Aiko and Ty Dolla $ign, celebrating the notion of independence and freedom from relationships.
He further elaborated on his need to focus on his mental being in a video message to fans shared on his birthday in March, explaining that his break from music helped him reach a state of clarity. He credited seeking therapy for helping him through his anxiety and depression and said now that he was back in a good place, he was finally able to create music again.
But for all the bases Big Sean returns to, he also takes on new challenges. I Decided. is his first concept album. The cover, as he has explained, depicts a current version of him next door to a younger version. Old Sean gives Young Sean bits of advice on skits throughout the album: “You going to let it ring forever? Answer that,” he says when Sean is about to continue ignoring his mother’s calls. “I don’t think she’s the one,” he says about a previous girlfriend. On the refrain of the opening song, “Light,” Sean muses on how black people have stayed resilient and beautiful despite slavery, opposition from police and systemic violence. On “Sunday Morning Jetpack,” which sounds like it was inspired by Jay Z’s “Momma Loves Me,” Sean nostalgically recounts memories with friends and family growing up.
The video was shot around Detroit, including in Downtown Detroit outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. It also features several Detroit actors and comedians. The song marks the first time the Detroit rapper has addressed their split.
It was easy! I did it two different days with each artist. I was with Ty$ doing a song for his album, then I played him Single Again.” He’s like Aw man, I love this song, lemme add something.” Same thing I was in the studio with Jhene, we were playing stuff back and forth. I was like, You should hop on this,” and she did. The music should speak louder than everything else.
The video has a lot of important messages, but the main one is for people to ‘wake up and smell the roses’ in a world where we wake up and check our phones instead,” Big Sean remarked in a statement. The clip comes ahead of his Tonight Show performance on August 7th.
In 2011, Sean issued his official debut, Finally Famous , featuring the single “My Last” with special guest Chris Brown The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, and later that year, the single “Dance (A$$),” featuring Nicki Minaj , became his first in the pop Top Ten. Hall of Fame followed in 2013, also on GOOD Music, with Lil Wayne , Minaj , Nas , and Miguel on the guest list; it too reached number three on the pop chart. Dark Sky Paradise , released in early 2015, featured a similarly impressive guest list, including repeats in Kanye West , John Legend , and Lil Wayne , plus Drake , Ariana Grande , and E-40 It also featured the number 11 pop hit “I Don’t Fuck with You” (aka “I Don’t Mess with You”), debuted at number one, and went platinum.
In a series of videos posted to his Instagram account over the weekend, the Detroit rapper spoke directly to fans, sharing his experiences reckoning with his mental health. Kanye West signed Big Sean after he insisted on spitting a freestyle for him during an appearance at a Detroit radio station where Sean worked at the time.
As Sean rapped on “Detroit Vs. Everybody”: “We’ve been laboring for years. I know it took much longer than nine months, but f it it’s all in due time.” Sean knows that other rappers have had their storied classic debuts, but he’s fine with his shine coming later instead of earlier.
While we can only assume Destiny’s and Powers’ relationship is underlined by Sean and Aiko’s, the 31-year-old MC did not hesitate in letting the world know his unwavering love for her. After the Triggered” singer promoted the song to her Twitter page, Sean made sure to publicly reply with his love and appreciation.
One of the most important news items of 2017, arguably, was the fact that Sean’s former romantic partner Jhené Aiko got an extremely detailed and large tattoo of Big Sean on her arm. (Aiko later alleged that Sean loved to kiss the tattoo of himself.) Aiko and Sean’s split was confirmed by Aiko earlier this year.
Overtime” is a song targeted at rap’s classical niche, a demographic who champion songs devoid of hooks but made with expensive beats, for the men and women who rap a lot of words really fast over them. It’s a method that holds steady; look no further than the way people lose their minds at a DaBaby or Megan Thee Stallion freestyle, or why Logic fans think he’s the chosen one. For three-plus minutes, Sean leans into a sparse, Hit-Boy, Key Wane, and The Tucker Brothers beat, that switches halfway through into an epic surge. The song is a bingo board of formalism: Eminem homage, Hovi Baby” sample, sports metaphor. For a certain consumer low on jadedness and high on life, the Kawhi laugh punchline and Hot Girl Summer reference should hit the ear beautifully.
Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. Sean signed with Kanye West’s GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008 and Roc Nation in 2014. After releasing several mixtapes, Sean released his debut album, Finally Famous, in 2011.
Detroit rapper Big Sean was a surprise guest on a night that saw Malone playing to a fervid full house, very much a man of the pop-culture moment as he inhabits the apparent sweet spot where Versace rubs shoulders with Bud Light.
Yeah. The other new single Bezerk” is just a fun song that me and Ferg did. I also want to make sure I have fun. One of the things I don’t want to do is just become very preachy like I’m talking over people’s heads.
We’re always here for a Big Sean video in Detroit where we can readily identify hometown landmarks. The latest from the emcee — back on the scene after taking time for therapy and self-care — takes him back to familiar stomping grounds and a new addition to the city’s landscape.
The performer’s Sean Anderson Foundation has formed a partnership with Project Knapsack to provide a global backpack exchange program with students in South Africa and Detroit. Big Sean is preparing to release his fifth solo studio album this year. His last album in 2017, “I Decided,” was his second US No. 1 album.
Variety caught up with Sean on the set of his debut acting role Twenties” to discuss how Single Again” came together, his Detroit roots, and having A$AP Rocky on his forthcoming album. DETROIT (AP) — Rapper Big Sean’s philanthropic foundation is hosting another weekend of events in Detroit aimed at helping youth in his hometown.
Born in California but raised in Detroit, rapper Big Sean made big news in 2007 when he signed with Kanye West ‘s recently formed GOOD Music label. Sean had met West through a hip-hop radio station in Detroit; he was just trying to impress the superstar by displaying his freestyle skills, but after Sean ‘s in-studio performance, West offered him a recording contract and helped set up his debut mixtape, Finally Famous, Vol. 1 , released in 2007. A second volume arrived in 2009, with a third following in 2010.
Although Big Sean, whose real name is Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, never reveals exactly what triggered him, the Detroit native said it all began around this time last year— even alluding to it during an event celebrating the launch of his Puma collection last March.
BIG SEAN: It’s been some of the most important years of my life. There comes a point where you sometimes have to rediscover yourself. I never had the experience of anybody in my family doing that, so I didn’t know how to do it; my dad never had the luxury of taking time off. It’s been a lot of pain. It’s been ups and downs. It’s been me learning a lot. Because at one point I felt like I didn’t even know myself. When I looked in the mirror, I didn’t know what I didn’t like and liked. I had become so accustomed to what society was throwing in front of me and telling me what was cool and what wasn’t cool. And I really just had to cut all that out and see how I feel and what I like to do.
an’s first major new music since 2017’s #1 platinum album I DECIDED, containing the 4x-platinum smash Bounce Back” plus the platinum singles Moves” and Jump Out the Window.” I Decided was Sean’s second consecutive album to enter the charts across-the-board at #1, following up the RIAA platinum Dark Sky Paradise (2015). All four of his albums – which also include his RIAA platinum debut of 2011, Finally Famous, and Hall Of Fame (2013) – have debuted at #1 on the Rap chart.
This time, the hair was bushier, the beard scruffier and the beer belly a bit bigger as the Texas-bred star performed in support of the new, chart-topping album Hollywood’s Bleeding.” On a runway backed by a pair of towering video screens, Malone was cast in stage fog and columns of light as he stalked and strutted in a baggy skulls-and-roses T-shirt.