Big sean’s mixtape lives up to the hype

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Jacob Pallach

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   Big Sean is back on his game after releasing his highly anticipated mixtape, “Detroit.”  

   Sean Michael Anderson is known as rapper Big Sean. Big Sean grew up inDetroit. An amazing opportunity came in 2007 when he signed with fellow rapper, Kanye West’s record label “G.O.O.D. Music” and in 2008, he signed with Def Jam Recordings. Sean continued to garner success through 2010 by releasing mixtapes to get his name known. His mixtapes include the following: “Finally Famous Vol. 1: The Mixtape (2008),” “Finally Famous Vol. 2: UKNOWBIGSEAN (2009),” and “Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG (2010).” Each gained more popularity than the previous, respectively. Big Sean was on his way to being “Finally Famous.”  

   Fast forward to September 5, 2012, “Detroit” was released online for Big Sean fans to download. “Detroit” was one of the most anticipated mixtape of the summer. The mixtape has 16 songs, all of which show the true talent of this artist. This mixtape is more rap than hip-hop. If you enjoy rap, it is an outstanding mixtape. The lyrics of each song are not generally relatable, but the flow of each song is perfect and keeps the listener’s attention.

   On this mixtape, three of the songs are by other famous rappers: Snoop Lion, Common, and Young Jeezy. They talk for around a minute about what they do when they visit the “D.” These tracks are meant to act as an intermission would in a play. I dislike them they break my attention from the actual music. I would rather have them be songs featuring those famous rappers.

   Fans can download this mixtape for free at Every song on it was fantastic, minus the intermissions. It had an upbeat vibe and keeps the listener entertained. This mixtape didn’t fail the hype and was the best one released this summer. I rate it 5 out of 5 stars.