Honestly, I haven’t been keeping up with Big Sean in the last year or so. But, in anticipation of his 2nd album, Hall of Fame, he’s let a few songs slip out. “Big Fire” is one of those songs and it’s what I’ve been waiting for in a hip hop song. It has a pounding beat and a soulful hook, and you know how I love that (I’m looking at you, pre-808s Kanye).
I’m calling it right now, this is going to be THE hit off of Big Sean’s debut album, and I’m not just saying that because Kanye is on here (but that helps). It also happens to be our second favorite track off the album, behind “Dance (A$$)”, of course.
Big Sean’s debut, Finally Famous: The Album, FINALLY drops on June 28, and we can honestly say, it’s gonna be off the chain. We got an early copy and the beats are great; the rhymes are even better. Not to mention the guest appearances from Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Chris Brown, John Legend, and Wiz Khalifa, just to name a few.
We decided to post “Dance (A$$)” first, because, well, we love to dance, we love booty, and he samples friggin’ MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This”!! That’s a win all around.
I’m not sure if Chiddy Bang is just toying with us or what, because they’ve been promising us a debut album for over a year now (tentitively titled Breakfast). What we got is the Peanut Butter And Swelly mixtape, which just dropped a couple of days ago. I’m not complaining, because it’s a fantastic mixtape, and “Too Much Soul” is definite stand-out. It samples “Too Fake” by Big Sean (which actually features Chiddy Bang and itself samples Hockey’s “Too Fake”. We just blew your mind, we know) and it’s got an insanely catchy chorus and Chiddy just tears up the verses.
Big Sean has been climbing the hip hop ranks lately, especially after playing an insane amount of sets at this year’s South By Southwest music festival. And it doesn’t hurt to be on Kanye West’s label, G.O.O.D. Music.
“What Goes Around” is a great summer jam, chilled out with some slick rhymes.
His debut, Finally Famous, is due out June 28, and is supposed to feature Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Game, Chiddy Bang, Eminem, Mike Posner and many more. Not bad for a start.