Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like you to excuse me for my extended absence, but I am back again to give you helpful hints to fulfill your music fix. Now many of you may know this up and coming rapper I am about to introduce, if you happen to listen to more than just the mainstream music/radio. Kanye West’s protege Big Sean is an up and coming artist who I think hasn’t hit mainstream quite yet, but he’s well on the brink and his talent and wordplay is what I believe will push him over the top. On the two mixtapes I’ve listened to (Almost Famous & UKNOWBIGSEAN), I became instantly impressed. When looking at Big Sean on the surface, I imagined another new artist that would embarrassingly pale in comparison to his more experienced mentor. Not the case however, with Big Sean. Don’t get me wrong, I am by no means saying Big Sean is on Kanye’s level, but you can definitely see why Mr. West gave him an opportunity.
His flow has an effortless flow that is comparable to Mase (for those of us that grew up in the 90’s). And his clever, witty wordplay only impresses me that much more. On the bonus track on the mixtape, Finally Famous, he goe toe to toe with Mr. West himself and definitely holds his own. He ends his verse by boasting, “You the man in your city? Cool./ When am I performing? Right After you/Sorry, but you gon be placed right after two/Cuz I’m first place, the second is my crew/So move.”
One thing I can say is that Big Sean doesn’t touch on too many deep topics, but if you’re looking for an up and coming rapper with witty, bragadocious lyrics to entertain, you may hit the jackpot with Big Sean. Lend your ear to SWAG.