Big Sean – Detroit – OUT NOW!

September 05, 2012 @ 02:22:36
Can't wait for this to drop tomorrow.

Preview of a the song RWT



"My girls is Beyonce, your boyfriend, beyond gay"
September 05, 2012 @ 02:27:44
Big Sean is the fuckin' man. I'm pre excited for this ish too.

Prime

September 05, 2012 @ 04:29:48
Y'all think he tooks shots at Drake on that RWT track??

BTW I'm stoked af for this tape. Big Sean one of my favourites

hansum is 4ever

September 05, 2012 @ 04:43:44
24 karats preview was pretty dope
September 05, 2012 @ 09:37:41
all the previews so far have been on point. looking for to this too smokeyface
September 05, 2012 @ 15:46:29
8 hrs and counting .

This and Ace will be in heavy rotation for me .

Instagram @g87vrse *ArtMusicFlimLife*

September 05, 2012 @ 16:12:12
I actually couldnt stand big sean for the longest, but I fuck with this RWT

jonjakob.blogspot.com

September 05, 2012 @ 23:16:19

Tracklist is looking really good.

LESS THAN AN HOUR.

hansum is 4ever

September 05, 2012 @ 23:23:29
lookin real good, but i hate that common's the only GOOD fam on this
September 06, 2012 @ 00:01:13
September 06, 2012 @ 00:05:37
Originally posted by Inactive User


smokeyface
September 06, 2012 @ 00:25:06
so fuckin good. If only Finally Famous the album was like this. smokeyface smokeyface smokeyface plus all beats are original.
September 06, 2012 @ 00:37:38
Mula.....









September 06, 2012 @ 00:43:02
... is easily the worst song on the tape. You fuckin kidding?
September 06, 2012 @ 00:50:04
... is easily the worst song on the tape. You fuckin kidding?


is u jokin? dats the joint u just crank in tha whip with your windows down while driving into your school's
parking garage smokeyface smokeyface smokeyface smokeyface smokeyface smokeyface

100 cranks too smokeyface smokeyface
September 06, 2012 @ 00:53:17
that's the most brainless track on there
September 06, 2012 @ 00:59:35
Mula is a banger. You have to have tracks like that for a mixtape. Plus it's a Young Chop beat, that trap music.
There are no bad tracks in the tape.

Btw. The shots at drake in the tape are hilariousss

hansum is 4ever

September 06, 2012 @ 01:01:15


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While we're quietly working on our websites layout, Big Sean releases his first mixtape since he dropped "Finally Famous: The Album". We're very curious to what he's done with it, since he said that he didn't really appreciate his own work on his first album. Hopefully he'll go back to the artist he was on his first two mixtapes, a little less ignorant and a little more content.

Starting with something calm, something that sounds like cruising on the highway in the late nights, when you're tired and need something to relax to, the Key Wane produced "Higher" flows through the room like a blow of smoke. This song is probably the calmest song we've heard in a long time from Sean, except for the 4 second part where they take the "Mercy" instrumental and then switch back. It's a perfect track, both instrumentally as well as lyrically, giving everybody an update to what has been happening around him, a starting point to all his ideas. And that is exactly what the next track, "24K of Gold", which features Roc Nation's golden child on a very inspiring song. Although being grateful for everything he has for now, he still is able to make a song like "A Million Dollars", telling us that he still has dreams, that there's always a next step, but that for now it's all good. It's in this song that J. Cole actually just reminisces, just being grateful, something you don't hear a lot from this critical artist that had a lot of things to say on his solo album.

"Story by Common", just like the one's with Young Jeezy and Snoop Lion, are actually really interesting skits to listen to. The whole mixtape has an inspiring, insightful feeling to it. Common talks about J Dilla, who was born and raised in Detroit, Snoop Lion tells everyone about his experience of first coming to Detroit and the same goes for Jeezy, who actually walked to a club and going to a stripclub after his performance.

Although we already heard part of songs such as "24K of Gold" and "How It Feel", they still feel brand new listening while going through all the songs. We're surprised by the vibe that this mixtape is set in. It's definitely something that we love to hear from Sean, but take this song for instance: It's got single quality, but it's smooth and relax. While trap and dubstep are taking over, Sean still sticks to his own style that he worked on in his first three mixtapes. There is a disappointment however. Although "Woke Up" promises Mike Posner and James Fantleroy on the track, we're dissapointed to find out that Mike only does 5 seconds on the song. The song doesn't even make sense, but sounds alright. Definitely something to skip, something we didn't expect with names like Mike and James on a track.

"Experimental" is exactly what the title said it would be. It's nothing like you've ever heard Sean do before, something different but fresh as hell. Not only the flow, nor him not starting on his own song, but even the flow is a little different from normal. Until now, this is our favorite mixtape by him to date. The only question is: is K.Chip actually King Chip and did he do another name change, or does he just sound like Chip the Ripper?

Now we didn't expect Young Chop to actually produce for Big Sean, especially after the whole thing with the "I Don't Like Remix", but next to all the controversy and beef, we just love the instrumental for "Mula". Featuring BadBoy Records' French Montana, who fits perfectly on this song, this track is the first thing we heard that sounds a little like trap. It's far from bad though, so we forgive Sean this time. Something we didn't expect as well is a combination of Kendrick Lamar, Royce Da 5'9" and Big Sean. All three standing at the outer ends of ring we call hiphop, Big is standing on the side of most quotable ad-libs, Kendrick as the lyrically strongest rapper in his time and Royce Da 5'9" probably the most underground rapper to appear in two well selling rap supergroups. This brings a special quality to the song though, since it has every aspect that a song would need. It has a cool sound, something that doesn't compromise and something that actually has content and meaning to it. With all three rappers citing their bucket list, this song is probably the realest song Sean ever wrote or has in his repertoire. (As well as the best song produced by Nick Cannon, who normally creates the worst songs we heard in our iTunes)

After his biggest hit, we finally see Chris and Sean collaborating again on "Selling Dreams", which isn't as big a hit as "My Last", but does fit better in the setting of this album. Another thing that makes this song better is that Chris only gets the chorus (and of course that he isn't rapping). The same goes for Jhene Aiko, who has the same position in this album as Chris gets, which is actually doing something that they're good at. It seems that Sean has developed a perfect insight to which artist has to do what, and on which track (except for "Woke Up" of course). In this mixtape, Sean brings the best out of himself, as well as his producers.

Now every man needs an anthem, so get your damn hands up. Or well, just play this a little louder than you did with the other songs. Produced by Lex Luger, someone we hadn't heard from in a while, produces the Finally Famous Over Everything anthem titles "FFOE", which instrumental actually does the lyrics a favor. "Do What I Gotta Do" is actually worse, which has a terrible, chaotic beat, a forgettable feature by Tyga and an even more horrible verse by Big Sean. It doesn't get any better with "RWT", although we love how arrogant Sean is on this track. At least someone still mentions Soulya Boy (we admit, we enjoyed the 'prom date' line). Lyrically, the track has some smart moves, but production wise this is one of the lesser productions by Key Wane, who actually did a lot on this mixtape.

Finally we hit the track with Hit-Boy, who produced "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", someone who never disappoints us whenever he sits in the producer seat. Known for his cinematographic, well shaped instrumentals, this song is surprisingly addictive. Both the percussions as the synths have something mystical. We can't wait to hear what the man did for "Cruel Summer", but for now this song is probably the best song to listen to. Lyrically this song is probably one of the most insightful and relatable songs we've heard in months. What ever happened to hiphop, with everybody making songs on how much bottles they pop and how all the girls are super hot. Surely they mean well, but we're not popping those gold bottles of Spades.

For the last and ending track, we get "Life Should Go On", on which we also hear Wale and which has two songs in one. It's actually the same sort of bonus track that ended albums like "The Blueprint 2", something that we just needed before everything ended. That extra little energy to feel great about this album, what is exactly what we do. Although every song after the Jhene Aiko feature (except for "Once Bitten, Twice Shy") dissapointed us more than we'd like to admit, this mixtape is actually the best thing we heard from Sean since... ever.

Lavish Score:
7/10
September 06, 2012 @ 01:04:16
Young Chop actually never produced Mula for Big Sean. It was for SD for his song Act Up.
Big Sean just used it.

I'd rate the tape a solid 8.5/10. I like how it carries a lot of songs.

hansum is 4ever

September 06, 2012 @ 01:09:51
Mula is a banger. You have to have tracks like that for a mixtape. Plus it's a Young Chop beat, that trap music.
There are no bad tracks in the tape.

Btw. The shots at drake in the tape are hilariousss


makes sense. great tape nonetheless.
September 06, 2012 @ 01:19:34
so good. easily sean's best imo
September 06, 2012 @ 01:22:02
I actually couldnt stand big sean for the longest, but I fuck with this RWT


this
September 06, 2012 @ 01:33:57
''I gave your girl a T-Shirt since she gave the whole crew neck''
September 06, 2012 @ 01:48:04
just started the mixtape, but it's already sounding piff as fuck. 24k of gold was eargasmic for me.

edit: just finished the album, it was smooth as fuck, far exceeded my expectations
September 06, 2012 @ 01:52:06
Really impressed, was stoked since the previews
September 06, 2012 @ 03:05:43
Can't wait for this to drop tomorrow.

Preview of a the song RWT



"My girls is Beyonce, your boyfriend, beyond gay"

upthefunk

September 06, 2012 @ 03:23:15
the first 15 seconds of FFOE is my favorite part of the whole tape.
September 06, 2012 @ 03:29:20
I actually couldnt stand big sean for the longest, but I fuck with this RWT


I know a lot of people who hated Big Sean when he first came out and said he wouldn't be around long but he really hit his stride over the past few months. Can we say he passed up Wale, J Cole, etc.....and the rest of his competition?

Doubleclutchhoops.com

September 06, 2012 @ 03:37:19
^ in what way? i'd say J Cole is still having a better career right now.
September 06, 2012 @ 03:38:31
I actually couldnt stand big sean for the longest, but I fuck with this RWT


I know a lot of people who hated Big Sean when he first came out and said he wouldn't be around long but he really hit his stride over the past few months. Can we say he passed up Wale, J Cole, etc.....and the rest of his competition?


I'd say he for sure passed Wale. Not so much with Cole.
IMO, Wale REALLY fell off signing with MMG. Ambition was trash

hansum is 4ever

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