Big Sean just released his new album, Detroit 2, the follow-up to Sean´s 2012 mixtape of the same name. Detroit 2 is his most definitive project yet, featuring appearances from Eminem, Tee Grizzley, Kash Doll, Stevie Wonder, and more. The project builds on Big Sean’s foundation as one of the leading voices in Detroit—and with help from Kanye West as an executive producer, it’s no wonder that Detroit 2 is the number one album on Billboard’s 200 list.
Body Language (feat. Ty Dolla $ign and Jhene Aiko)
“Body Language” is a slow tempo love song that samples “Soulful Moaning,” by Shawn Harris. The track features vocals from Ty Dolla $ign and Jhene Aiko. On the song, Sean Don connects with his girl on a spiritual level, they talk about their shared physical relationship and more.
The 2nd track on the LP, “Wolves” holds its own as Sean raps about his ambitious work ethic and faith in God. Mike WiLL Made-It and Big Sean raps isn’t a foreign concept by any means. If you enjoy heavy trap production and healthy lyrical exercise, this song is for you.
Guard Your Heart
Big Sean weighs the emotional toll of black trauma on “Guard Your Heart.” The Detroit native raps about the rise of protests, civil unrest, and more. Although the song was written a year ago to address protests, it features a timely verse from Wale that sums up how many of us feel lately, “Got tired of white silence, so the riots started and the robbers robbed, you wylin’ ’cause your product gone?/We mad that Eric Garner, Breonna, Gianna father gone (yeah)/A lot of trauma, we tired, exhausted.”
Harder Than My Demons
“Harder Than My Demons” is a up-tempo track with low-toned strings that fluctuate in fullness throughout the song accompanying a dreamy, muted choir. The chorus, “I gotta thank God though/Cause he got me workin’ harder than my demons,” embodies the message of this song with surgical precision. A tribute to the Detroit rapper’s perseverance and come-up, Sean spends the song highlighting ideas of staying focused on goals and doing big things. Certainly, a must-have for revamping your playlist.
“ZTFO” is carried by a catchy chorus and bumping 808s. Big Sean raps about redirecting negative energy, emphasizing that bad vibes will not affect Sean’s zen state of mind. The track reveals that the rapper has been meditating since age 17. The record has a distinct 808 for listeners who enjoy flowy, trend-worthy hip-hop.