ALBUM PREVIEW: Big Sean – Finally Famous

Famous for being famous is not why Big Sean is, well, famous, and he proves that with Finally Famous.This will be his debut album, but it will be his fourth recording that includes the term “finally famous” as he released three mixtapes with the term. Still, the album that is set to release today, June 28th, sets itself apart from the predecessors and distinguishes the Def Jam affiliate as a household name deserving of residence.

The title is pertinent to what appears to be the album’s motif, proving doubters wrong by becoming successful. Think of Fabolous’s “There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service” but cordial.

Being a G.O.O.D. (Getting Out Our Dreams) Music artist, it is no surprise that the record’s production is blue-ribbon all the way through owing to the fact that, more often than not,  No I.D. handles that facet. Now, in the main, if an artist has majestic production, the only thing left is ample lyrics to yield a must-have album, and Big Sean did just that.

One of standouts of the album is “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” which included such lines as, “We were picture perfect, and I tore it all apart. But, if I pick up all the pieces, we could still be a collage.” With this song, he exhibited his versatility by rapping about intimate relationships, but he also showcased lyricism that if he were already famed, the track would “be number one on everybody’s list.”

Finally Famous by Big Sean

“Memories (Part II)” featuring John Legend and “So Much More” are two other standouts, but “Marvin & Chardonnay” featuring West and Roscoe Dash is unsurpassed and should be, without question, his next single.

On the album’s eighth track, “Get It (DT),” Big Sean rapped, “I had a dream I was greatest of all-time. Greatest of all Bigs. Greatest of all Shawns/Seans.” Now, although that dream may be idealistic, the dream of finally being famous has been realized and  justified today.