Saturday, March 30, 2013
When Big Sean signed with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label in 2007, the young rapper seemed like a weak link in West’s otherwise impressive talent pool. But while Sean’s 2011 debut Finally Famous didn’t do much to prove the Michigan rapper as a lyricist, it delivered some solid hits, including the West-assisted “Marvin & Chardonnay” and the utterly ridiculous club clapper “Dance (A$$).” Last year Sean seemed sharper than ever, refining his punchline-heavy style on a series of solid guest spots that found him upstaging formidable collaborators like Lil Wayne and Meek Mill. If he can maintain that momentum, he should have a solid hit on his hands with his upcoming sophomore album Hall of Fame.