The rollout of Big Sean's Detroit 2 has been highly calculated. And for good reason: It's the sequel to the beloved 2012 mixtape titled after his hometown and his first solo album in over three and a half years.
He recently debuted the star-studded tracklist featuring the likes of Post Malone, Travis Scott, Young Thug and even Dave Chappelle. But the song piquing the interest of many fans is "Friday Night Cypher."
Inspired by freestyle cyphers formerly held at Detroit's 102.7 FM radio station, the same venue where Sean caught the ear of Kanye West, the track includes guest spots from damn near every artist blossoming from the city onto the national scene: 42 Dugg, Boldy James, Kash Doll, Payroll Giovanni, Drego and Cash Kidd.
He even brought together Tee Grizzley and Sada Baby, who have been rumored to have differences, if you know what I'm saying. Can't forget about the GOATs Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" either.
Another name you don't typically find on a 2020 rap album is the legend, Stevie Wonder. "Stevie might have more vision than all of us," Sean tweeted, putting a spin on the 70-year-old's lack of eyesight. That's a bar!
In an interview with Vulture's Craig Jenkins, Sean noted that his main goal with this album and most of his music is "to give inspiration." He said, "I don’t feel like I have to prove myself. That’s not what I’m thinking about. I’m thinking more like, I gotta offer something that people need."
He also confessed he "just wasn’t feeling the vibe" back in 2018 when Kanye released a series of 7-song EPs with GOOD Music artists and others.