With his catch phrase “I Do It”, Detroit emcee Big Sean can now sit back and say it in past tense. His debut album Finally Famous, which released on June 28, received raving reviews and positive feedback from the hip-hop community.
After the first day of being released, the album was projected to sell close to 100,000. After the first week, the album sold 84,566 copies. This is a huge accomplishment for two reasons. First, the album leaked two weeks before it even dropped. Second, even when it dropped, the Internet makes it easy to illegally download almost anything. For Big Sean to sell those many records is a testament of his fans’ loyalty.
Finally Famous is a representation of Big Sean’s progress as an artist. Back in 2007, the Detroit emcee dropped his first mixtape titled Finally Famous: The Mixtape. He would follow that mixtape with Finally Famous: Vol. 2 and Finally Famous: Vol. 3. As he continued to build up his credibility and artistic vision, Big Sean planned to execute the content for his album.
The first single “My Last” featuring Chris Brown has remained a fan favorite on music countdowns and the airwaves. Besides Chris Brown, the album has features from industry heavyweights like his mentor Kanye West, Roscoe Dash, Lupe Fiaco, Wiz Khalifa, Chiddy Bang and The Dream.
The intended second single off the album “I Do It” is starting to bow down to the contagious third single “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” track, with Kanye West blessing a few verses and Atlanta’s own Roscoe Dash gracing the catchy and melodic hook.
Big Sean has not failed in masterminding a classic album. The young 23 year old Detroit native, proving to be a workaholic, plans on dropping a new mixtape in a few weeks. Now that’s a constant flow of G.O.O.D Music. Go listen to Big Sean’s labor of love and buy the album Finally Famous.