On February 24, 2015, Big Sean released his best selling album, titled. But those tracks were, in fact, the culmination of seven years of artist development documented in the Finally Famous mixtape series. Archived from on November 6, 2014. The album's second single, was a certified double platinum. Since his last free project in 2010, Sean has undeniably grown to become one of the biggest artists in the game right now. Archived from on September 13, 2012. Its laser focus has been something Sean has sought to maintain with his later releases.
Archived from on January 13, 2016. Music, Sean's breakthrough career continued through his mixtapes such as Finally Famous Vol. Archived from on June 22, 2015. Do What I Gotta Do ft. Recording Industry Association of America.
Music, played a big role in the narrative for his , which would eventually culminate in his debut album of the same name. In retrospect, Detroit would later serve as a blueprint for future albums in Sean's discography. In 2008, Big Sean was discovered by an American rapper and , who signed Sean to his record label —distributed through. The album received positive reviews and became his first studio album to top the Billboard 200. In addition to that, the mixtape features production and features from French Montana, J. Music affiliation, the retro-soul Kanye is renown for.
Archived from on February 4, 2013. Archived from on February 7, 2017. Archived from on July 19, 2012. Since its release, six tracks from the album have charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Bonus - 1 Life Should Go On ft.
Archived from on February 4, 2013. Archived from on 20 January 2013. More importantly, it diverged from the bubblegum-esque sound explored on Finally Famous , in favour of seeking new vistas. Released in 2011, you could blame it on the major label machinations that sought to make debut rap albums blockbuster events — it sank albums like Thank Me Later and Attention Deficit by ignoring the rapper at the center of it all. Music, Sean worked in the overt Kanye influences and allusions: goofy wordplay built on a bedrock of Chicago soul. Wale 2 All I Know ft.
Rather than sprinkle it in sparingly, Sean employs the flow for most of the song, fully committing. You can see its conceptual approach in I Decided. With his sophomore album on the horizon, Sean describes himself as being hungry again, which you can hear all throughout Detroit, which features a wide range of different sounding songs with an extremely well thought out structure behind the project. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Get your keyboards at the ready for the comment section debate. Since 2008, after signing a record deal to West's label G.
Without further adieu, this is Detroit. Mixtape Sean, on the other hand, is a, well, mixed bag. When Hall of Fame got tepid reviews and stalled commercially, Sean would later tell that Detroit succeeded by focusing on his own ideas, while Hall of Fame was influenced by outlier advice. Some rappers work better in the mixtape medium and vice versa. Big Sean meeting Kanye West at a Detroit radio station, which would lead to his signing on G. When it came to beats, the Finally Famous tapes featured some of the most disparate strands of the blog rap era.
Big Sean performing in 2015 Studio albums 4 Music videos 45 Singles 41 Mixtapes 4 Promotional singles 8 American rapper has released four , four , twenty-five including fourteen as a featured artist , eight , and thirty-nine. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 22, 2017 — via. In many ways, album mode for Big Sean can be both a blessing and a curse — his drive and ambition yields improvements each time. Big Sean came up in the era of Internet blog rap, when indie and alternative rappers built fanbases entirely online.