New Big Sean Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


2017-11-07-big-sean-unreleased-interview

Rappers I’ve Met: I Once Interviewed Big Sean in a Family Bathroom [Feature ]

Over the past 15 years, I've probably interviewed a thousand rappers. Many of these interviews aired on my college radio station (WZND-FM) and later on the pages of DJBooth, but there are more than a few that... Read More

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Travis Scott’s “Drugs You Should Try It” Was Originally Meant for Big Sean [Feature ]

Travis Scott's “Drugs You Should Try It," a record that landed on his sophomore mixtape Days Before Rodeo, was almost a Big Sean record, according to the song's producer. During a Beat Break interview... Read More

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Drake or Big Sean: Who Is Kendrick’s Target on “The Heart Pt. 4”? [Feature ]

“Will you let hip-hop die on October 22nd,” is the final line heard on Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Pt. 3.” The song's release, just days before the arrival of good kid, m.A.A.d city, was... Read More

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Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” Has Quietly Become His Most Successful Single Ever [Feature ]

Big Sean's fourth studio album I Decided. has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, but instead of writing about an achievement he has previously earned (2015's Dark Sky Paradise), I'd like to focus on... Read More

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G.O.O.D. Music’s Discography, Ranked [Feature ]

Ranking Kanye West's albums is a hopeless task. The guy has eight albums—all, if not most, classics in their own right—each of which has a strong case for being number one. Besides, your favorite Kanye... Read More

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Why Big Sean’s ‘I Decided’ Isn’t Yet Available in Hard Copy [Feature ]

Last week, for the first time in his career, Big Sean released a full-length album for stream and digital purchase only—physical copies of I Decided won't be available to the public until Friday, February 17. While... Read More

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The Story Behind Eminem’s Verse on Big Sean’s “No Favors” [Feature ]

This past Friday (February 3), Big Sean released his fourth studio album, I Decided, which is expected to sell approximately 110k equivalent units in its first week. On one of the most talked about tracks on the... Read More

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Big Sean ‘I Decided’ 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

"I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was "-  Muhammad Ali Ali would dance in rings with fighters who were monsters in their own right. His gloves stung the cheeks of mighty men deserving of the highest... Read More

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Eminem Threatens President Trump on Big Sean’s “No Favors” [Feature ]

Earlier this evening, Big Sean released his fourth studio album I Decided, which, unsurprisingly, is already No. 1 on iTunes. In addition to featuring the already-Gold certified hit single "Bounce Back," I Decided also... Read More

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3 Big Questions Before Big Sean Releases ‘I Decided’ [Feature ]

On Friday (February 3), Big Sean will release his fourth studio album I Decided, his first full-length release since his 2015 Platinum-selling LP Dark Sky Paradise. Among the album's 14 tracks are... Read More

2017-01-24-big-sean-bounce-back-gold

Big Sean is Taking No L’s: “Bounce Back” is Certified Gold [Feature ]

On Monday evening (January 23), Big Sean revealed that his latest single, "Bounce Back," has been certified Gold by the RIAA.   #TakeNoLs | Bounce Back is now Certified Gold. Thank yall! Lets keep goin. #IDecided... Read More

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Big Sean Doesn’t “Give a F**k About Radio Songs,” Teases Eminem Collab [Feature ]

Although I was a bit late to the party, over the past few years, I’ve been consistently surprised and impressed not only by Big Sean’s output but his general demeanor as well. A huge proponent of manifesting... Read More

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Why Big Sean is Primed to Make 2017 His Biggest Year Ever [Feature ]

Jay Z’s retirement lasted only a few years, more of an extended vacation than completely ceasing to work. He couldn’t leave rap alone, but his initial promise to fade into the blackness was taken seriously by the... Read More

2016-11-04-if-big-seans-no-more-interviews-was-actually-an-interview

If Big Sean’s “No More Interviews” Was Actually an Interview [Feature ]

Fame and fortune are wonderful, but as we've learned by watching the careers of so many artists, it often comes with a hefty price tag. One of the consequences of living in the limelight is having to deal with an "under... Read More

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Big Sean Delivers Impressive Performances on “No More Interviews” and “Bounce Back” [Feature ]

“I think I’m famous enough, I don’t need any more press” - Drake on “Blessed” Drake swore off interviews with magazine publications after being unhappy with how Rolling Stone handled his... Read More

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The Importance of Parental Support While Pursuing a Career in Music [Feature ]

Pharrell stands in the studio, laughing, as he retells stories from the days before there was fame; before there was any money, when The Neptunes made their music in the attic of Chad Hugo’s parents home. It... Read More

2016-10-04-royce-da-5-9-says-big-sean-underrated

Royce da 5’9” Says Big Sean is Pathetically Underrated, is he Right? [Feature ]

Is it possible to be hugely successful and at the same time underrated? There’s definitely a difference between success and appreciation, and it’s not uncommon for an artist to be praised for everything but... Read More

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Mighty Unhealthy: Why Hip-Hop’s Wellness is an Alarming Issue [Feature ]

Hip-hop, as with any cultural force or art form, is driven by action just as much as words and notes. The minds and bodies of the emcee and the producer are of critical importance to the potency of the musical and cultural... Read More

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Big Sean “Finishing” His Fourth Studio Album, Expectations Are High [Feature ]

In dual posts to Twitter and Facebook, Big Sean has announced he's currently finishing his fourth major label album. The currently untitled album follows Sean's 2015 release Dark Sky Paradise, which was certified... Read More

2016-07-25-need-to-hear-kendrick-lamar-big-sean-holy-key

Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Kendrick Lamar & Big Sean’s “Holy Key” [Feature ]

What does DJ Khaled do, exactly? He gets Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean on a track together for the first time since that little "Control" thing happened. You may have heard about it.  While K. Dot's verse on... Read More

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Big Sean & Jhené Aiko - Twenty88 [Album]

Detroit hitmaker Big Sean and LA songstress Jhené Aiko have released their collaborative concept album, entitled Twenty88, via GOOD Music, ARTium and Def Jam. As provided in an email to DJBooth, "Twenty88 tells the story of... Read More

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Earlly Mac ft. Big Sean - Do It Again [Stream]

Update: The Andy Miller & Ryan Lightbourn-directed visuals for Earlly Mac‘s Do It Again have been added. Last week, Detroit buzzmaker Earlly Mac dazzled Booth readers with a fresh single off his forthcoming... Read More

2016-01-20-pusha-t-big-sean-next-album

Pusha T Says Big Sean’s Next Album is “Ready” [Feature ]

In a recent interview with STASHED, GOOD Music's newly appointed president, Pusha T, ran through a fairly predictable list of upcoming events. Kanye's SWISH album is on the way and Pusha swears it sounds... Read More

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DeJ Loaf - Back Up ft. Big Sean [Stream]

Update: The Alex Nazari-directed visuals for DeJ Loaf’s Back Up single have been added. Right in time for the Fourth of July weekend, DeJ Loaf has unveiled her latest single, Back Up, featuring Big Sean. Premiered by... Read More

2015-07-08-big-sean-2015-music-videos

Big Sean’s Making Some of 2015’s Best Music Videos, Are You Watching? [Feature ]

“Music videos aren’t what they use to be,” my friend said as B.E.T premiered the latest French Montana visual. We didn't have to even see the video to know what it contained: plenty of homies,... Read More

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Big Sean - Play No Games ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign [Stream]

Big Sean really isn’t playing anymore with these video releases. After giving us I Know, All Your Fault and One Man Can Change the World all in the last two weeks, he debuts his video for Play No Games, off of his Dark... Read More

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Big Sean - I Know ft. Jhené Aiko [Stream]

Last week it was One Man Can Change The World, and today Big Sean drops off a couple more freshly-minted videos from his Dark Sky Paradise album. The Lawrence Lamont-directed visuals for I Know, the Detroit hitmaker’s... Read More

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Big Sean - All Your Fault ft. Kanye West [Stream]

Undoubtedly a standout selection off his latest full-length release, Big Sean‘s All Your Fault, which features and is co-produced by Kanye West, has received a visual treatment. Director Mark Mayer creates an artsy, 3D... Read More

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Big Sean - One Man Can Change the World ft. Kanye West & John Legend [Stream]

Update: The visuals for Big Sean‘s One Man Can Chance The World, presented as an homage to his late grandmother Mildred V. Leonard, have been added. Big Sean has said there’s nothing more important than the mula,... Read More

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Future - F*ck Up Some Commas (Remix) ft. Rick Ross & Big Sean [Stream]

It’s time to F*ck Up Some Commas all over again, as Future Hendrix hits us with the freshly-minted remix for his smash single. Rick Ross and Big Sean both contribute quality guest verses to the DJ Spinz and... Read More

2015-05-13-big-sean-dark-sky-paradise-album-review

Take 2 Album Review: Big Sean’s “Dark Sky Paradise” Isn’t Top 10 [Feature ]

[Image via BillDoyleArt] Big Sean is style. He entered the industry with a confidence that was hard to ignore. I don’t remember anyone wearing snapbacks until after he was seen in the overly expensive TI$A... Read More

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DJ Khaled - How Many Times ft. Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Big Sean [Stream]

Ever the aficionado of star-studded guest lists, DJ Khaled has dropped off his latest single, entitled How Many Times, off of his upcoming eighth (yes, eighth!) studio album I Changed A Lot. The We The Best Music general... Read More

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Big Sean ft. Drake & Kanye West - Blessings (Extended Version) [Stream]

Update: The Darren Craig-directed visuals for Big Sean’s Blessings single have been added. AND THE BLESSINGS JUST KEEP COMING!!! Just thirty minutes after Big Sean and Drake‘s banger of a collaboration hit the... Read More

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“I Belong in the Top 10”: A Conversation With Big Sean, Actual Human [Feature ]

Every rapper I've ever talked to has been a human. So far.  When you talk to a rapper you've only listened to via songs for years, when you realize they're actually breathing and that means they're... Read More

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Big Sean - Dark Sky (Skyscrapers) [Stream]

Today, Big Sean unleashed his highly-anticipated junior set, Dark Sky Paradise. In conjunction with its release, the Motown rap phenom also liberated a fresh set of visuals for LP standout Dark Sky (Skyscrapers). To accompany... Read More

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Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise [Album]

After a few months of writing at DJBooth, I finally got assigned to conduct my first ever "1 Listen Album Review" for Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise. On most days I like Sean, but... Read Full Review

2015-02-23-big-sean-my-myself-i-freestyle-kendrick-lamar-diss

Big Sean - My, Myself & I Freestyle (Not a Kendrick Lamar Diss) [Stream & Download]

Let’s just cut right to the chase. To celebrate the impending official release of Dark Sky Paradise, Big Sean just dropped a new freestyle over RobGotBeats‘s reworked version Beyonce’s Me, Myself & I... Read More

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Big Sean - One Man Can Change the World (Statik Selektah Remix) ft. Kanye West & John Legend [Stream]

On the latest single off his much-anticipated junior set, Big Sean and a few of his most talented homies expressed their unshakable faith that One Man Can Change the World. Now, Statik Selektah is here to show us that one man... Read More

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1 Listen Album Review: Big Sean’s “Dark Sky Paradise” [Feature ]

After a few months of writing at DJBooth, I finally got assigned to conduct my first ever "1 Listen Album Review" for Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise. On most days I like Sean, but I've always... Read More

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Big Sean ft. Jhené Aiko - Win Some, Lose Some [Stream]

In life you win some and you lose some, unless you’re a Big Sean fan, in which case tonight you’re pretty much just winning. In addition to the Kanye-assisted One Man Can Change the World, Sean has also dropped... Read More

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Big Sean ft. Drake - Blessings [Stream]

Sean Don season is official in motion! After delivering a solid performance on Meek’s B-Boy, Big Sean returns with Drake to give the first taste of his forthcoming third studio album, Dark Sky Paradise. These two have a... Read More

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Meek Mill ft. Big Sean & A$AP Ferg - B-Boy [Stream]

Meek Mill has a few reasons to celebrate - rumors are he’s getting intimate with Nicki Minaj, his sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money is coming soon, and he has his freedom. All great reasons to throw an... Read More

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Eminem, Royce Da 5’9, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf & Trick Trick - Detroit Vs. Everybody [Stream]

Update: The visuals for Detroit Vs. Everybody have been added. When the tracklisting for the upcoming Shady XV double album was released late last month, there was one record on the ‘X’ disc, made up of all-new... Read More

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DJ Mustard ft. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, YG & Lil Boosie - Face Down [Stream]

Down on Me, the lead single off DJ Mustard‘s solo debut, found the heavyweight beatsmith combining club-ready ratchet boardwork with guest bars suited to the bedroom. Follow-up Face Down follows the same freaky,... Read More

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A$AP Ferg ft. Big Sean - Ja-Rule [Stream]

First things first: no, Ja Rule does not appear on A$AP Ferg‘s latest featured record, despite it being titled “Ja-Rule.” But the Harlem phenom is considering trying out the role of hookman, inspired by the Queens... Read More

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Elijah Blake ft. Big Sean - Come Away (Remix) [Stream]

Elijah Blake‘s last Booth feature was dedicated to a woman whose love, like hard liquor, was both addictive and fraught with danger. On his latest effort, the Def Jam crooner pays tribute to a chick who’s every... Read More

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RL Grime ft. Big Sean - Kingpin [Stream]

A rising Los Angeles beatsmith who apparently read a whole lot of Goosebumps as a young’n, RL Grime introduces his bone-chilling style to the Booth with Kingpin, the latest single off his forthcoming debut album.... Read More

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Big Sean ft. E-40 - IDFWU [Stream]

UPDATE: The Lawrence Lamont-directed visuals for Big Sean’s IDFWU, featuring cameos from Kanye and Teyana Taylor, have been added. About half an hour ago as of my writing, Big Sean unleashed an unexpected bundle of... Read More

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Calvin Harris ft. Big Sean - Open Wide [Stream]

Open Wide, Booth readers; Calvin Harris is about to cram his latest single right down your throat. OK, on second thought, that sounds kinda wrong, and you can probably get away with listening to this jam with your mouth... Read More

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Big Sean - Paradise [Stream]

In September, Big Sean dropped a free, four-song “EP” out of absolutely nowhere. Now, he’s back with another dope surprise for his fans in the Booth and beyond: namely, a set of official visuals for project... Read More