Fresh off signing his management deal with Roc Nation and releasing four new songs, Big Sean reveals that he will be dropping a new album “hopefully by the end of the year”. The Detroit rappers says he will be working with Kanye West and Jay-Z on the project in one way or another.
“They really see my vision [and] what I want to do,” emphasizes the 26-year old. “I gave them a chance to help me execute it, and I believe in them. It just feels like a good family over there.”
“I’ve been able to sit down with the geniuses over there, including Hov, and go through my music with him. A rapper’s dream [is] to be able to sit down and go through your music with one of the greatest rappers of all time,” Big Sean tells Billboard. “And then on top of that, being signed to the greatest artists [West]. Working with Kanye is priceless, man; literally priceless. The gems that I get just make me a better person, and a better artist.”
He’s not sure if Jay and ‘Ye will be on his forthcoming third album as featured artists, but they will play a role of some kind. “We’ll see,” he says. “I’ve already worked with them so it’s already been done. You can expect something though, for sure. Whether [they’ll be featured or not], it’s good to have those guys involved.”
This year (“hopefully”) will bring about Big Sean’s Hall of Fame follow-up, and a flood of more new music leading up to its release. The end result will be a product of “sleepless nights” he’s spent writing and recording. “I loved my last album, man, I think it’s great. I think it’s awesome, and this album is gonna be different than the last one. Just like the last one’s different from the first one, just like my mixtapes are different. I’m in a whole different mind state, that’s what life’s about. Trying things, listening to your heart, and going with it.”
“You can look for it, hopefully by the end of the year,” he shares about the upcoming full-length effort