Big Sean – “Deep Reverence” (Feat. Nipsey Hussle)
Big Sean never seems to go away, but it’s been a while since he released an album. The last time we heard at length from Sean was in 2017, when he dropped both the LP I Decided. and Double Or Nothing, the collaborative mixtape with Metro Boomin. Big Sean now says that he’ll release his new album Detroit 2 next week; that’s the cover art. Today, he shared a new single.
“Deep Reverence” is a collaboration with the late Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered in his Los Angeles hometown last year. (The song gets its title from a Nipsey line on the song: “Fuck rap, I’m a street legend, block love me with a deep reverence.”) Hit-Boy co-produced the track with Rogét Chahayed, Audio Anthem, and G. Ry, and it’s got Sean getting emotional and going long on a bunch of things.
In his verse, Sean mentions reaching out to Kendrick Lamar after Nipsey Hussle’s death — presumably making peace after the fallout from the moment, seven years ago, where Kendrick ate Sean’s soul on his own song. Sean also alludes to a miscarriage and his difficulties in dealing with anxiety, and he gives us this line: “Most of the girls I know addicted to social media/ All the time they put in, they could’ve wrote encyclopedias.” Listen to the song below, or maybe use that time and get started on writing an encyclopedia.
Detroit 2 is out 9/4.