MITMondays: Big Sean Solidifies His Spot in Hip-Hop

MITMondays: Big Sean Solidifies His Spot in Hip-Hop

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For years, after a Big Sean project dropped, you would log onto twitter to see "Big Sean is underrated" tweets up and down your timeline. Many were looking for him to be mentioned in the same breath as Kendrick and Cole.

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Lowkey, it got annoying after a while but I could respect it because that wasn't really too much of a reach. At the time we continued to see improvement from Big Sean with each project and watched him even switch up his flow. After I Decided dropped last week I was looking for those same "Big Sean is underrated tweets". To my surprise, I honestly did not see any. Maybe those who previously thought that he was underrated had a change of heart. I believe I Decided silenced those tweets.

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Let's be clear here, I Decided is a solid project. I just feel like it didn't meet my expectations following a single like Bounce Back. Maybe I set the bar too high...naaahhhh I didn't, if we're being honest he set that bar himself. A few weeks prior to the album dropping, Sean Don went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and told us the whole concept behind the album.

He told us that the premise of the album is going through life making the wrong decisions. He told us you get to the end of your life with a lot of regrets. He told us this album was like being given the chance to make things right. He told us with all this wisdom gained you make the right decisions. The cover art even symbolizes this, depicting both a younger and older Sean. He definitely articulated the mistakes well but I think he spent a little too much time on those mistakes and not making up for them. Spending more time on righting the wrongs would have made the album better simply because we'd get both sides of the story.

At the end of the day, this was a dope project but it just happened to fall short of my expectations. I was also disappointed that Living Single didn't make it to the album because he's looking back on the mistakes he made in previous relationships. Big Sean is a dope artist who has found his lane, its just not in the same lane as Kendrick and J. Cole. As always...

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