Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Big Sean – Finally Famous (2011) – Review

Big Sean – Finally Famous
As a member of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music, Big Sean is able to take advantage of production by No I.D. (who provides most of the sonic work on the album) and features from West, Pusha T and John Legend. The star studded affair also features Chris Brown (whose on the album’s big single My Last), Lupe Fiasco, Roscoe Dash, Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, Chiddy Bang, The-Dream, and Rick Ross – making for a good mix of big names and current up-and-comers. The album is comprised of both high-living (women, money, possession, boasts) and making it in the hip hop game lyrics, but has a more upbeat and fun style to it which makes it an entertaining listen (especially tracks like Dance (A$$) and Marvin & Chardonnay). Big Sean definitely makes a good case for himself as one of the best new artists in pop hip hop, with his unique (though he does sound like Drake sometimes, or Drake sounds like him) light fun style and funny yet meaningful (at times) lyrics. For fans of pop hip hop his is an album definitely worth checking out. 3/5

Editor’s Song Picks:
1)      High – Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Chiddy Bang, produced by Xaphoon Jones
2)      I Do It – Produced by No I.D. and The Legendary Traxster
3)      100 Keys – Featuring Rick Ross & Pusha T, produced by WrighTrax

Available on CD and Digital Download (MP3)

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