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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

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

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 o… More »

By: James Rettig / February 19, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2015

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

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

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 i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2015

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'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2015

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

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,… More »

By: James Rettig / December 10, 2014

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… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 17, 2014

RL Grime – “Kingpin” (Feat. Big Sean)

The last collaboration bass producer RL Grime shared from his upcoming Void was the How To Dress Well-featuring "Reminder." Today he released a very different partnership in the form of "Kingpin." The track features Big Sean, who seems to be making the rounds with electronic producers; he also guested on Calvin Harris' "OpenMore »

By: Chris DeVille / November 11, 2014

Eminem – “Detroit Vs. Everybody” (Feat. Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf & Trick Trick)

Eminem, who is a butthead, is about to release Shady XV, a double-disc compilation of tracks from his Shady Records label. The album has a few new tracks, including the one where Em threatens a female pop singer and makes a tasteless Ray Rice joke in the span of one line. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2014

Big Sean – “I Don’t Fuck With You” Video (Feat. Kanye West)

Big Sean's new single "I Don't Fuck With You" was produced by Kanye West and DJ Mustard, and both of them show up in the new football-themed video for the track. Kanye is the coach for the team and gives advice from the sidelines. Guest rapper E-40 also makes an appearance. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 6, 2014

The Week In Pop: On Slipknot’s #1 Album And Hard Rock’s Looming Extinction

It's at least a little bit insane to write a column called The Week In Pop this week and not write it about Taylor Swift. A lot of times we use this space to tackle one of the week's biggest pop releases, and Swift's new 1989 is as big as they come in 2014. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 30, 2014

The Week In Pop: The History Of Kesha Vs. Dr. Luke

When Kesha and Dr. Luke traded lawsuits earlier this week -- Kesha alleging a decade of sexual, physical, and verbal abuse, Luke alleging that she made it all up in an attempt to get out of her contract -- the rotten core of one of this decade's most successful pop partnerships was ripped ope… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 16, 2014

Haim, Tinashe, Gwen Stefani Featured On Calvin Harris’ Motion

Scottish DJ Calvin Harris announced some of the feature spots on his upcoming fourth studio album, Motion, and the list is kind of interesting. It'll have collaborations with Haim, Tinashe, Gwen Stefani, Ellie Goulding, and Big Sean. The album is due out on 11/4 and also contains Harris' semi-successful attempt to force a song of… More »

By: James Rettig / October 6, 2014
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