Big Sean released his 5th album Detroit 2 this past Friday, and it is DOPE!
Detroit 2 is a sequel to Detroit, a mixtape that Big Sean released in 2012.
On Detroit 2 Big Sean’s progression lyrically and mentally is very apparent.
It’s refreshing to hear rap music that focuses on more than MCH (money, clothes, & hoes).
On Detroit 2, Sean opens up about mental issues, losing a baby, and squashing a hyped-up beef with Kendrick Lamar.
See Detroit 2 track listing below:
All of the story interludes are amazing and very star-studded with the likes of Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu, and Stevie Wonder.
Each one of the featured story-tellers tell a story related to Detroit.
Every time I listen to the album I get a kick out of Erykah Badu fumbling the pronunciation of the word peculiar as she tells her story.
I think she created another tense of the word in her attempt to secure the pronunciation, she created the word perculiar-lular.
I enjoyed Dave Chappelle’s story the most, he talked about the night he bombed onstage in Detroit and what caused him to bomb.
The standout songs on the album, in my opinion, are, ‘3 Deep Reverence’ (feat. Nipsey Hussle), 5 ‘Body Language’ (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Jhené Aiko), 13 ‘Full Circle’ (feat. Key Wane & Diddy), 18 ‘Don Life’ (feat. Lil Wayne), & 19 ‘Friday Night Cypher’ (feat. Tee Grizzley, Kash Doll, Cash Kidd, Payroll, 42 Dugg, Boldy James, Drego, Sada Baby, Royce da 5’9 & Eminem.
On ‘Friday Night Cypher’ Royce da 5’9 pretty much cleans everybody up, Royce’s skill set is just different!
Detroit 2 is a great album and the only reason I rated it 4 ?s out of 5 is because of the production.
In my opinion, the production could be a bit better on some of the songs.
How many ?s do you give Big Sean’s Detroit 2 album?