Big Sean Shares Date & Merch for Next Album 'Detroit 2'

Mahlik Campbell

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Big Sean fans won't have to wait much longer for new music, as he announced Monday afternoon that his fifth studio album Detroit 2 will be delivered early next month.

The long-awaited sequel to Sean's 2012 mixtape named after his hometown is dropping on Friday, Sept. 4. He subtly flexed a custom emoji for the hashtag "Detroit2" on Twitter.

It's been over two and a half years since Sean dropped his last project produced by Metro Boomin, Double Or Nothing. His fourth studio album, I Decided, arrived in Feb. 2017.

About a week and a half ago, however, Sean silently uploaded two EPs to streaming services called Detroit vs. Everybody and Sean Don, each comprised of 10 of his most foundational songs.

Hit-Boy, who previewed a collab with Nipsey Hussle during his spring beat battle with Boi-1da, tweeted that Sean's "vision was clear from the jump [–] this is some of his most elevated work on every level." According to Hit-Boy, Kanye West is one of three executive producers.

Less than a day prior to this latest announcement, Sean Don revealed that he had finished recording the album and was beginning the mixing and mastering process. "I feel nothing but happy!" he wrote.

While we all know how ruthless computer commenters can be, the online reception to the floral cover art for Detroit 2 showing bucket drummers floating above a sturdy Sean is already getting major love.  

Having a firm release date is welcome news for Sean's day-one supporters. To mark his 32nd birthday back in March, Sean offered a teaser video but then went radio silent.

"It feel like a whole new energy in the city, you know?" he says near the end of the clip. "It’s inspiring to watch, to the point it inspired me to go harder than ever. It’s like the Phoenix rising out the ashes."

If you want to get your drip right like the Don, drummer-themed merch recently went live on his website.