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Watch Big Sean Play Pictionary, Perform “One Man Can Change The World” On Fallon

Still nursing the wounds from his recent split with Ariana Grande, Big Sean made an appearance on Fallon last night to perform his Dark Sky Paradise single "One Man Can Change The World, an understated track which is dedicated to his late grandmother. He also took some time to play a game of Pictionary alongside… More »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2015 - 7:30 am

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald's showcase, damn.) As much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of us have better video-watching experiences by falling into YouTube wormholes than we do by keeping up with new music videos as they come out. So with that in mind, let me start off this week's column by introducing you to one. Kelefa Sanneh's great New Yorker article about New York hardcore led me… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am

The Week In Pop: Kelly Clarkson’s Edgeless Excellence Continues

Kelly Clarkson started out with negative cred. In 2002, Clarkson became the first winner of American Idol, which made her wildly famous and deathly uncool. This was before poptimism, and although Idol was an massive ratings success, the average critical line was something like THIS POP STAR FACTORY IS AN AFFRONT TO GOOD TASTE THEY… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 5, 2015 - 11:43 am

Watch Kanye West Do New Song “U Mad” With Vic Mensa And “C.R.E.A.M.” With Raekwon At Surprise London Show

Kanye West's been hanging out in Europe over the past week since his appearance at the Brits, and tonight he performed a last-minute surprise concert at London's KOKO that sold out in minutes. During the show, Kanye brought out a bunch of guests, including Big Sean, Raekwon, Vic Mensa, Skepta, CyHi The Prynce, Skepta, JME,… More »

By: James Rettig / March 3, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West) Video

Last week, Big Sean released his shockingly OK new album Dark Sky Paradise. Its greatest moment is probably "Blessings," the churning event-rap banger that features Sean holding his own alongside Drake and Kanye West. Kanye isn't on the album version, for some reason, but he's in the brand-new video, which Darren Craig directed. The atmospheric… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2015 - 3:22 pm

The Week In Rap: Big Sean Is Good Now, Somehow

In the annals of rap history, Fat Joe holds a curious distinction. Joe is a just-OK rapper, a guy who fills space just fine on tracks but who almost never says anything that'll rattle around in your consciousness. But Joe has been on more great songs than any other just-OK rapper in history. The list… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Big Sean – “Dark Sky (Skyscrapers)” Video

"I guess it took ten years for me to be an overnight success," Big Sean raps on "Skyscrapers," the latest song from his new album, Dark Sky Paradise, which is out today. In some ways this album does feel like Sean's ascent to a higher tier of rap, but really he's been doing pretty okay… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 24, 2015 - 10:07 am

Big Sean – “All Your Fault” (Feat. Kanye West)

Tracks from Big Sean's upcoming new album, Dark Sky Paradise, have been coming out with increasing regularity as we get closer to the official release date. The next track to surface is "All Your Fault," the second Kanye West collaboration to grace the record following "One Man Can Change The World." (Kanye's verse on "Blessings"… More »

By: James Rettig / February 19, 2015 - 8:02 pm

Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” (Feat. Kanye West & John Legend) & “Win Some, Lose Some”

Between his stellar Drake/Kanye West collab "Blessings" and his strong showing on Meek Mill's "B Boy," it's becoming increasingly apparent that Big Sean is becoming a rapper worth checking for, something I wouldn't have imagined a year ago. Sean's new album Dark Sky Paradise comes out next week, and a pair of new tracks, "One… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 9:00 am

Watch Kanye West’s Performance At The Inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event

Earlier tonight, Kanye West performed at the inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event in New York City. The pre-show featured an appearance from Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Kevin Durant. The event was live streamed on Jay Z's Life + Times website. Kanye brought out a bunch of people for guest performances, including Pusha… More »

By: James Rettig / February 12, 2015 - 7:59 pm

Preview Big Sean & Kanye West’s “All Your Fault”

After Big Sean teamed up with Drake and Kanye West on "Blessings," probably the best song he's ever made, I'm suddenly fully prepared for Sean's new album Dark Sky Paradise to be really good. The album features one other team-up with Kanye, Sean's mentor and label boss, and a 30-second preview of it just appeared… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Watch Kanye West Perform, Denounce Nike At Big Sean’s Yahoo! Live Concert

Last night, Big Sean brought out a ton of guests for his headlining show at Los Angeles' House Of Blues, which was streamed on Yahoo!. Travi$ Scott, Meek Mill, and J. Cole all got to perform a few tracks of their own, serving as a precursor to Kanye West's appearance. Big Sean and Kanye did… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015 - 1:17 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We're officially five full weeks into 2015, so where do we stand (besides shin-deep in gray-curb slush puddles)? From the sounds of this playlist, we might not be standing at all. We could be bounding through aquariums, huddling in storm-wrecked caves, kneeling in funereal cathedrals, feasting in royal courts, or traipsing around the woods. Thi… More »

By: Stereogum / February 6, 2015 - 4:51 pm

Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West)

We're all going to have to start taking Big Sean a whole lot more seriously. A few hours after he stole Meek Mill's "B Boy" away from Meek and A$AP Ferg, Kanye's Detroit progeny has thrown an absolute monster of a new song onto Soundcloud in the middle of the night. That song is called… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015 - 3:16 am

Meek Mill – “B Boy” (Feat. Big Sean & A$AP Ferg) Video

After coming home from his prison term, Meek Mill went fully back into active mode with a couple of furious freestyles a couple of weeks ago. The probation-violation bid he did last year messed up the plans for his Dreams Worth More Than Money, but it looks like those album plans are back on. Meek'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Eminem, Royce da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, Trick Trick – “Detroit Vs. Everybody” Video

Last year, Eminem rounded up all the nationally relevant rappers in his hometown -- and there are a lot of them, even if they have nothing to do with each other otherwise -- for a hometown-pride posse cut called "Detroit Vs. Everybody." And in grand posse-cut tradition, we now have the video, and it's a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Watch Jimmy Fallon & Gwyneth Paltrow Sing Broadway Versions Of Drake, Nicki Minaj, & Big Sean

Make no mistake: Within the next decade or so, Broadway will get a Rock Of Ages-style rap jukebox musical. It already sort of happened with the Tupac musical that flopped last year. Last night on The Tonight Show, we saw some version of how the final product might look, and it was pure hell. Old… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 9:37 am

Mike Will Made It Ransom Details

Mike WiLL Made It -- one of the most prevalent producers of this year and last -- is releasing his new mixtape, Ransom, next week and shared the finalized tracklist on his Instagram today. At twenty tracks, it contains a lot of big names: Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Future, Chief Keef,… More »

By: James Rettig / December 10, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Watch Chance The Rapper Perform “IDFWU” With Big Sean In L.A.

After already giving us the great/inevitable live team-up of RTJ and Zack De La Rocha, Red Bull Sound Select: 30 Days In LA has now also shown the world what Chance The Rapper and Big Sean are like together. At his House Of Blues set on Saturday night (night 15 of the 30 Days, i… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 17, 2014 - 10:27 am
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