Today, Detroit rapper Big Sean released his debut album on Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music label. When I listen to Finally Famous, I can’t help but draw comparisons to Drake; both artists are obsessed with fame and women, and their lyrical content reflects that. But unlike Drake’s Thank Me Later, Big Sean’s debut album is markedly superior in terms of production and musicality, thanks to No I.D. While I also like The Neptunes produced “Get It” and the playful “High” featuring none other than Wiz Khalifa, these are my top five songs:
5. “Memories” featuring John Legend produced by No I.D.
I’m a fan of songs that allow me to connect with the artist on a deeper level. So I like that Big Sean reveals himself on this track. The strings, piano, guitar, and layered vocals reinforce the sincere and sentimental vibe.
4. “Wait For Me” featuring Lupe Fiasco produced No I.D. and Exile
Okay, so this sample just made my soul smile. And the fact that Lupe Fiasco jumps on is an automatic enhancement to the song.
3. “My Last” featuring Chris Brown produced by No I.D.
Catchy. Fun and easy to sing along to. If you’ve heard this song on the radio recently, I’m sure you already know why this song is on my list!
2. “So Much More” produced No I.D.
Comparable to Kanye West’s “Cheers” on College Dropout, this song nearly tops my list (mainly because the sample is so hot)! And unlike most, I like listening to rappers babble about their journey to stardom … seriously.
1. “I Do It” produced by No I.D. and The Legendary Traxster
Let me just say, this beat is hard! And some of lyrics have me laughing my head off. I’ve probably listened to this song too many times. If you’re looking for a song to give you an ego boost, press play.
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