Big Sean has dropped off his fifth album, Detroit 2.
It’s been three years since the rappers last album I Decided, and it’s the moment that his fans have been waiting for: Detroit 2, the first solo full-length album has finally arrived.
The 21-track record is billed as the direct followup to its successful predecessor Detroit, released back in 2012.
Detroit 2 features appearances from the likes of the late Nipsey Hussle in ‘Deep Reverence,’ Post Malone in ‘Wolves,’ Travis Scott in ‘Lithuania,’ Ty Dolla $ign and Jhené Aiko in ‘Body Language,’ comedian Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu, and Stevie Wonder.
In line with the album’s theme, Big Sean also brought some of the well-known names from Detroit on the energetic cut ‘Friday Night Cypher,’ serving as one of the
project’s highlights with Tee Grizzley, Kash Doll, Cash Kidd, Payroll, 42 Dugg, Boldy James, Drego, Sada Baby, Royce Da 5’9” and Eminem.
“I want people to feel the roots of Detroit — the undeniable soul, that unbreakable spirit,” Big Sean said of his latest album.
“Detroit gets slept on sometimes, but I don’t think there’s any greater or more impactful city, especially musically throughout the decades. I couldn’t let that die. I had to do my version of the impact all that music had.”
During an interview with Vulture, Big Sean explained the meaning behind the song ”Friday Night Cypher’.
“I made it a point to make the whole city feel included. There’s a song on there that just takes me back. I used to do this radio show called ‘Friday Night Cypher,'”
“The whole city would come together and we would cypher it up — that’s real Detroit-style right there… It’s definitely a moment on the album where the city comes together, even people who are rumored to have misunderstandings and beef.
Ahead of the Detroit 2 release, Big Sean revealed to his fans why he wasn’t among the G.O.O.D. artists who released a seven-tracker back in 2018.
In the same interview excerpted above, Big Sean explained that he simply “wasn’t feeling the vibe,” though he means “no disrespect” by that, reports Complex.
Checkout the full track list for Detroit 2 below: