After years of waiting and 3 mixtapes (“Finally Famous: The Mixtape“, “UNKNOWNBIGSEAN” and “Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG“) G.O.O.D. Music’s rapper Big Sean is “Finally Famous”. According to G.O.O.D. Music’s boss Kanye West: “Big Sean’s story is one of the most amazing ever because he literally got signed off of a freestyle. I fell that he could be like what is Beyonce to RnB, that he could be that to rap music.” So apparently Kanye has high hopes and expectations for Big Sean. Let’s see if he meets them!!!
Let’s start from the cover: it is all red with white letters for the album title “Finally Famous” and the G.O.O.D Music logo. Behind the letters we see a photo of Big Sean.
I hit “play” on my iPod:
First track is the “Intro” and Big Sean tells the “story of a kid who followed his heart”. Next track is “I Do It” where he introduces us to his very special style of rapping and the result is quite innovative. Track No3 is the Chris Brown assisted “My Last” (the 1st single) which wasn’t going to make it but after producer No I.D. insisted the track made it and got a great audience response. “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” is Sean’s song about his relationship up and downs: “What’s a perfect girls if it’s mot the perfect time?”. Track 5 features Lupe Fiasco: “Wait For Me” is the song’s title. A nice easy-listening song about time passing by! As I hit “next” I find myself to the track I waited to listen from the beggining: “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” which features Kanye West and Roscoe Dash! A party themed song which talks about music of Marvin Gaye and a glass of Chardonay!!! With Kanye’s name and its rythm I believe it is a granded club-hit. Track No7: “Dance (A$$)” talks about getting your ass to the dance floor. It is a very good upbeat song with Big Sean’s rapping fitting nicelly. One of my Favorites!!! Next song features Pharrell and it is produced by the Neptunes. It is called “Get It (DT)” and DT stands for Donald Tramp which was its original name and it is about trying to get to a very high level of success and how do you star. “Memories (part II)” features John Legend and Big Sean’s dreams over piano. Next song is “High” featuring Wiz Khalifa and Chiddy Bang. As expected with Wiz on the song it is about smoking… No 11 is “Live This Life” with The-Dream. Big Sean really seems to enjoy his life with this song and gives you the same feeling! “So Much More” is what Big is taking with a hip-hop career rather than any other on track No12. “What Goes Around” is a comparison between the Detroid rapper and other rappers. “Celebrity” featuring Dwele and “My House” are about Big Sean finally living the good life, actually being… Famous. Last track on the album is “100 Keys” which features Rick Ross and Pusha T and it is a good end to a very good album.
I think that Kanye has really found something special in Big Sean and brought it out. I don’t know if he is to hip-hop what Beyonce is to RnB, but i believe that he is on his way there!!! “Finally Famous” took years but it is on a high level both on rapping and productions (most of the production are No I.D.’s). The album was heard very easy and without loosing interest all the way from “Intro” to “100 Keys”. I definatelly recomend it to you whether you are a Big Sean – G.O.O.D. Music fan or not!!!