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Big Sean has had a busy September to say the least. He released his fourth mixtape titled Detroit on September 5 before performing at the MTV Video Music Awards the following night.
The Detroit native also contributed verses to his G.O.O.D. Music label’s collaboration album that will be hitting shelves tomorrow. The album is titled Cruel Summer and along with Big Sean, it features his label mates Common, Kanye West, Pusha-T, John Legend, Teyana Taylor and Cyhi The Prince.
In a promotional interview with Rapfix MTV News, Big Sean talked about dedicating the mixtape to his hometown. He explains, "Of course that's where I'm from, but on top of that, it's where I grew up, it's where I became a man, it's where I made myself at. All the memories I have from there, plus it tells different stories."
It seems like Detroit is big enough for multiple rap heroes like Eminem, Royce Da 5’9 and Obi Trice, with Big Sean joining the ranks. Sean actually boasts on “Higher” from Detroit, "Straight out the metropolitan/ My city need a hero so I treat it like Metropolis."
Right before his VMA performance he sat down with DJ Bootleg Kev from Power 98.3 and announced that his sophomore album is almost completed and will be released later on in the year.
One of the things the album is missing is a title. He has not been able to come up with a title. Sean explains below that his inability to come up with a title has caused him some heckling from rapper Young Jeezy.
You can download the Detroit mixtape for free at Datpiff. The project features J. Cole, Young Jeezy, Juicy J, Mike Posner, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar and several others.