G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean has addressed recent reports suggesting his long-awaited solo debut, Finally Famous: The Album, will definitely drop in March.
Despite a press release mentioning the album could hit stores in March, Sean said a definite date has yet to be secured.
“That can’t be right, because I’m definitely going to work on it right now,” the Detroit native told XXLMag.com yesterday with a laugh as he was preparing to hit the studio in Los Angeles. “But it is coming out very soon. March is definitely premature. I would say, like, maybe summertime-ish. But we’ll make a big announcement…I’m not gonna say it’s not coming out in March, cause maybe [Def Jam has] some plans, but I, personally, don’t know if it’s coming out in March. But if they say it’s coming out in March, it’s coming out in March. I’m feeling a little bit more summer, but they’re the ones putting it out. I could be wrong.” (XXL Mag)
Sean also hinted at what concepts would be discussed on the LP.
“[It's] something people–especially young people–can really relate to,” he promised. “I talk about [topics] from being broke, to getting on, to falling in and out of love, and everything in between. A lot of stuff that young people go through. Getting high and partying. All that type of sh*t, too. [It's] definitely a project you could live to, smoke to, have sex to, cry to. All that.” (XXL Mag)
Details of his album release date hit the Internet this week.
Big Sean commanded listeners’ attention earlier this week with the debut of his Chris Brown-assisted single “My Last,” and now his debut album finally has an official release date. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper will drop his first studio LP Finally Famous: The Album on March 29, Rap-Up.com has learned. He will face competition from his hip-hop peers Wiz Khalifa (Rolling Papers) and Snoop Dogg (Doggumentary), among others. (Rap-Up)
Last summer, Sean opened up about his experience on Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music team.
“At first I was always feeling pressure, you know, being on a label with Common, John Legend, and all these other great artists,” Sean revealed in an interview. “It’s a roster full of great artists. You know [Kid] Cudi, GLC…the list goes on and on. I definitely would always feel pressure, but then you got to remember that you are there for a reason. I always got to remember that I am just as good as they are, in [the] sense of why I am on the label. You just always got to remember that. I feel like Kanye [West] has definitely molded me artistically and taught me a lot of things. Before he signed me, he took me under his wing just to show me how to make an album. He taught me a lot of different methods; he taught me not to write my lyrics down, just premeditate them. So I don’t write none of my raps, I just think them. The list goes on and on, on all the things he’s taught me. You definitely feel the pressure, but a little pressure’s good.” (Hip Hop DX)
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