Off the strength of his third-career No. 1 album Detroit 2, Big Sean isn't wasting any time plotting his next power move. He and rap veteran Freddie Gibbs were seen cheffing in the studio together, along with D2 executive producer Hit-Boy.
Gibbs previewed a snippet in which they're trading unapologetic raps over bangin' bass and percussion. "Going byke to byke with @BigSean in the booth right now," he tweeted shortly before.
"Million Dollars Million Followers, h**, that’s not the same," Sean can be heard saying on the track, inspiring one of Gibbs' IG captions. The song could possibly be titled "4 Thangs" judging from the same blurb.
Hit-Boy reposted the snippet video to his own IG and wrote, "Freshman 10 cover connection," noting the fact that both Sean and Gibbs appeared next to one another on the cover of the 2010 XXL Freshman issue. (A few weeks ago, the Detroit rapper revealed that he has an entire freestyle, "Freshman 10," dedicated to "painting the picture" of that shoot day. It could appear on a D2 deluxe version.)
This was at least the second verse Gibbs laid down on a Hit beat in the past week. He also "blessed" Benny the Butcher's much-anticipated joint project with the Southern California producer, Burden of Proof. "Hit a legend," Gibbs claimed in response to praise from his new homie.
You have to travel all the way back to 2009 to listen to Gibbs and Sean's lone collaboration, "Bring Me Down" for Mike Posner's One Foot Out The Door.