Big Sean has dropped his collaborative song with the late Nipsey Hussle entitled ‘Deep Reverence’.
The single is set to appear on Big Sean’s upcoming album Detroit 2, which is set to be released on Sept 4.
Produced by Hit-Boy and G-RY, the much-awaited track was first previewed in March 2020 during his Verzuz battle with Boi-1da.
Detroit 2 is the successor to Big Sean’s 2012 mixtape Detroit and his first full-length release since ‘I Decided’ which released in 2017.
“I’ve been going back listening to music that impacted me growing up, you know, songs I hear on the radio every day but I didn’t even realize was only popping in Detroit,” the Detroit rapper said in the forthcoming album’s announcement trailer.
“It feels like a whole new energy in the city, you know? It’s inspiring to watch — to the point it inspired me to go harder than ever. It’s like the phoenix rising out the ashes.”
“Deep Reverence” opens up with Nipsey’s vocals, as he raps:
“F*** rap, I’m a street legend, block love me with a deep reverence/ I was birthed in a C-section/ Helicops and police presence, we got opps so we keep weapons/We on y’all block while y’all eat breakfast…”
Big Sean soon jumps in on the beat, as he drops some heat in addition.
The rapper revealed a number of personal things such as the fact that he lost a baby and his rumored beef with Kendrick Lamar following their ‘Control’ collaboration:
“After what happened to Nipsey, I reached out to Kendrick/ It wasn’t even no real issues there to begin with/ Lack of communication and wrong information… Should be a billionaire based on the time off I’m not takin’/ Probably why the shit with me get crazy and we lost a baby…”
He also admitted that he thought about taking his own life. “In high school I learned chemistry, biology / But not how to cope with anxiety / Or how I could feel like I’m by myself on an island / With depression on all sides of me / With a Glock 17 right on the side of me / Look, I ain’t think I had the thought of suicide in me / Until life showed me all these different sides of me.”
Big Sean concludes the track by paying a tribute to Nipsey Hussle: “If it ain’t Nipsey blue, it’s Detroit blue / This that Detroit 2 / I’m bringin’ it back to the hood like D-Boys do, gone.”