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Big Sean – Finally Famous

It was 2007, when Kanye West first signed Big Sean to his G.O.O.D music imprint. Almost 5 years later, Sean’s debut album entitled Finally Famous is hitting stores around the world. To say the Detroit native’s road to riches was a long and difficult one, would be a massive understatement. Failing to gain the overnight success and acclaim that many of his label-mates had, Sean would have to work for every bit of mainstream recognition that came his way. After releasing 3 Volumes of his Finally Famous mixtape collection, numerous guest features, small tours around North America and a lot of self-promotion, he has finally earned a spot in rap’s elite.

Working with Kanye West’s mentor No I.D on virtually all of the songs throughout the album, Sean was aiming for a more polished and thoughtful approach for his initial commercial offering. Over the years, fans have known him for his witty and raunchy lyrics discussing women, clothes, drugs and partying. Although the album does contain these cliche sentiments, it also boasts moments of incredible depth and honesty.

On the heartfelt “Memories Pt.2″, featuring label-mate John Legend, Sean reflects on “the good times and the bad”, while honestly discussing the highs and lows of his life. He accounts past friendships, loved ones, the rise to fame and his appreciation for experiencing all of it.

Within upbeat tracks like “Livin’ This Life” and the Pharell Williams featured “Get It”, he lets fans know just how much he’s enjoying his new-found money, fame and success. These materialistic anthems, although superficial on the surface, play an important role in the conceptualization of the album. Sean’s struggle to the top has not been easy, therefore, now that he is in fact “Finally Famous” it would almost be inappropriate for him to avoid articulating that feeling to the fullest.

I’ve  been a dreamer for as long as I can remember. The fantasy of a better existence is often what gets me through the life I currently live. That said, I can more than relate to the appreciation, reflection and emotion that was put into the making of this incredible album. This man has put his heart and soul into every song, and he deserves so much more than critics give him credit for.

Support Hip Hop’s favorite underdog on June 28th and buy Finally Famous.

TOP 3 SONGS

Big Sean – What Goes Around

Big Sean – What Goes Around

Big Sean – Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay

Big Sean – Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay (Feat. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash)

Big Sean – Memories Pt. 2 (Feat. John Legend)

Big Sean – Memories Pt. 2 (Feat. John Legend)

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Comments

  • Anonymous

    Though I am not a big fan of the guy (pun intended), this album was more impressive than I expected it to be. Sean has a great work ethic and a solid flow. There are several good songs on this venture, and the first single was exceptional. Though I would never buy this album it is good to his fans, like yourself, really enjoy t the album he made for ya’ll!

  • Anonymous

    You know I love this guy.  Havent heard the whole album yet, Ill sample it tomorrow.  I really hope this guy continues to grow, he is so talented and has a great team behind him.

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