Following a successful album, artists are usually met with the pressure to create a work of art that is better or equally as brilliant. Roughly a year since the release of Dark Sky Paradise, it seems as if Big Sean has channeled that energy into his next project, such that it may be his greatest work to date. Over the weekend, the Detroit rapper sat down with Real 92.3 where he broadly discussed his upcoming album.
“It’s my best work so far. I feel like on my last album, that’s the most comfortable I’ve been,“ he said. “This one is taking that to another level. The concept is crazy. The songs are crazy, and I’ve got a surprise, too. I’ve got a real surprise coming up soon.”
During his interview, Big Sean also touched on his recent effort to help combat the water crisis in Flint through the launch of his #HealFlintKids campaign.
“It’s not a natural disaster though. It needs to be some blame placed on the people who deserve it,” he said of the issue in his native state of Michigan. “But we’re stepping in and doing what we can. Our goal was to raise $50,000. Now we’ve almost raised $100,000. It’s not just for water. We’re not just donating water bottles. We’re helping kids get the proper care they need, see the proper doctors.”
Big Sean’s “best work ever” will be his fourth album. His last album, Dark Sky Paradise, was released on February 24, 2015 and has since gone platinum. It is well known for its hit singles “Blessed” and “IDFWU,” which collectively won him three BET Awards. “One Man Can Change the World,” a song inspired by his late grandmother also picked up an award at the VMAs for Best Video with a Social Message.
Written By: Sweenie Saint-Vil