Big Sean has amassed a number of chart-topping hits over the course of his career, which has been in motion since 2007 for those keeping scores. Now emerging with his fifth studio album Detroit 2, the early returns seem to point to the fact that Sean Don is back in proper form according to Twitter.
Nine years after his official debut album Finally Famous, Big Sean has stayed active as a featured artist while working on various other projects. However, given that he hasn’t dropped a studio album since 2017, the fans and critics alike were no doubt wondering what was next on the horizon.
Detroit 2 comes eight years after Sean’s Detroit mixtape, and he’s since shown growth from his early tracks to now. That is immediately evident in Detroit 2‘s opening track “Why Would I Stop?” produced by Hit-Boy and Rogét Chahayed.
“This sh*t the antidote, this the cure cancer flow/Stop a pandemic and the globe/The product of old ‘Ye chopping up the sample flow/Dilla and Pimp C, the triller/This sh*t might go too trill for Triller though/I see you critical, I’m the hospitable/Favorite rappers, I done cut they umbilicals/Rеd Wings jersey B.I.G., look like Pac/Thе blacker the berry, more they wan’ see it rot/I’m going down as one of the gods/G-O-D D-O-A, dead or alive/I’m laying low, they could be espionage/This ain’t no walk in the park, you can’t slide,” Sean spits in the first verse of the track.
Hit-Boy, DJ Dahi, Chahayed, and Teddy Walton provided Sean with “Lucky Me,” which features Sean’s busy flow over one of the more original sounding tracks of his career production-wise. On the following track, “Deep Reverence,” the sorely missed Nipsey Hussle provides the motivational street gospel that was the hallmark of his sadly-shortened career. On the track, Sean raps about squashing whatever mild beef he had with Kendrick Lamar after Nip’s passing.
While fans online have been eyeing the Lil Wayne collaboration, “Don Life,” or “Lithuania” with Travis Scott, a major moment for Detroit Hip-Hop occurs on the all-star posse cut “Friday Night Cypher,” which features Tee Grizzley, Kash Doll, Cash Kidd, Payroll, 42 Dugg, Boldy James, Drego, Sada Baby, Royce 5’9″ and Eminem. With forefathers of the D’s potent scene alongside some of the city’s rising acts, the track is among several highlights present.
Jhene Aiko makes an appearance alongside Ty Dolla $ign on the R&B-tinged “Body Language,” and the pair appears together as Twenty88 with “Time In.”
We’ve gathered all the responses from all sides to Big Sean’s Detroit 2. Check them out below.
“If we don’t have the same vision we can’t exchange contacts...”— Swiggy The Goate 🐐 (@SwiggyNiggy) September 4, 2020
This. Man. Big. Sean. 🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/6UULB7Skpo
Big Sean gave these niggas a Inch & they took the whole I-94 😫🥴😭 pic.twitter.com/5hXoReYnKy— 💰t o o n t 👳🏾♂️ (@stoont_) September 4, 2020
Any song you see Lil Wayne and Big Sean in, just go smoke some blunts to understand the shits they spit.— Epta Theos 🖋️♈⚛️☢️ (#EndSARS) (@BuchiPrinzy) September 4, 2020
Don Life is KO 🔥 pic.twitter.com/yMCPQbz9Ai
Let me tell u something @BigSean you did what supposed to be done on this mf album!!!— 3:14 (@kashdoll) September 4, 2020
No one:— Elidaking_ (@FlyingraijinG) September 4, 2020
Big Sean when he finished recording Detroit 2: pic.twitter.com/P7AsdnhHU4
i love Eminem and Big Sean’s relationship pic.twitter.com/YWgyG1nHK5— brown (@BrownRapFan) September 4, 2020
Big Sean isn’t for everybody, but that boy be spittin! His flows and wordplay impress me so much— Ariellé (@_Urri) September 4, 2020
Big Sean on the whole of Detroit 2 🤧🤧 pic.twitter.com/ZdmXXq7YVJ— Post Carlone (@carltonkitheka1) September 4, 2020
Y’all really out here comparing Big Sean to 6ix9ine, please stop listening to rap— Mowgli (@fbgwayne) September 4, 2020
Big Sean’s album trash but y’all homies music is good???? Be fr.— TSM (@Drelatrell) September 4, 2020
This new Big Sean album? pic.twitter.com/Hajundvd67— Laurent Thierry (@SSJ3_Ant) September 4, 2020