Big Sean is not even in my top five of favorite rappers (Jay Z, Nas, Phife Dawg, Fabolous, and Drake) but he is so bae. I just tweeted, “Big Sean is so underrated. He is consistently good. And he consistently gets better. #IDecided #bigsean.”
Big Sean is consistent. I dig his new album “I Decided.” It’s a cohesive album that tells a story; it’s relatable, spiritual, and political. And “I Decided” has the dopest Eminem verse I’ve heard in a minute.
For me, Big Sean gives me the motivation I need to keep it moving. Once he dropped my anthem, “What A Year" featuring Pharrell and Detail produced by Detail, Amaire Johnson, Manesssh, Frank Dukes, and Bobby Johnson Beats, I knew Big Sean knew what it takes to make one’s dream a reality.
And that’s what “I Decided” is all about. It’s inspirational.
With so many artists calling women “thots,” or “had to make her eat a plan B,” Big Sean showcases emotions.
On “Voices In My Head/Stick To the Plan” Big Sean continues the motivational theme of “I Decided.” He tells himself and his listeners to stay true to their word and heed the good advice of their elders. In “Stick to the Plan” Sean encourages himself to stay focused as an artist despite the endless distractions of drugs, money, and sex.
And we all have distractions. But if we stick to the plan, we can make anything happen. While rap has always been aspirational, having a rapper in 2017 understand that one’s life can change once you decide to change is refreshing. Sean understands the sacrifices one has to make to be successful, he gets that there is a higher power helping him out, and he gets the importance of putting on for his city.
And for that “I Decided” is currently in rotation.