Big Sean released his third album yesterday, entitled Dark Sky Paradise. I feel this album is Big Sean’s best album thus far. I also feel that it’s the best Hip Hop album to be put out in the past few months, without debate. When it comes to ‘Bars’, no one in the game is coming as hard as Big Sean right now. I see it as; Big Sean knows his place in the game and only very few notice it. He’s tired of not being looked at as a “Tier 1” rapper, and he feels he deserve the proper recognition, I think he definitely does.
The tracks on this album are so dope, with collaboration from Kayne, Lil’ Wayne, Chris Brown and John Legend. There’s only so much I can't put into words on how to describe the impact this album has during this time in Hip Hop. The average fan needs to fully understand how Big Sean’s flow is defining the outlook of REAL Hip Hop for the future.
If you have not seen Big Sean’s interview from yesterday morning on The Breakfast Club, you have too! The interview can be found below. Throughout this interview, you will see Big Sean’s growth as a star and as a person. Charlemagne did a awesome job with hitting Sean with the perfect questions about specific word play and reasoning behind each song. Talks about being signed to Roc Nation and the comfort of the business there is much better. Sean makes it clear that he was truly himself during the making of this album; he touched topics from the street to topics close to home.
My overall outlook of the album, 12 tracks, 15 tracks on the Deluxe version, 9 tracks are all bangers!!!! I would list specific songs to look out for but this is a NO SKIP album!! Big Sean goes in without a doubt; I’m rockin this album endlessly! The envelope had been pushed!
Two of my favorite tracks from Dark Sky Paradise are listed below...