Big Sean

Aug
11
New Music: DJ Mustard f/ Lil Wayne, Big Sean, YG, and Lil Boosie – ‘Face Down’

10 Summers

The freaks come out on “Face Down,” one of 12 tracks off DJ Mustard’s debut album 10 Summers, which is now available to download for free via Google Play. The West Coast hitmaker enlists an all-star lineup of Lil Wayne, Big Sean, YG, and Boosie Badazz, who vividly describes his sexual fantasies.

“I like her ass tooted up and her face down,” proclaims Boosie over the booty-clapping beat.

Rattle the speakers—and the bed—with the bass-heavy banger.

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Jul
25
Video: Common f/ Big Sean – ‘Diamonds’

Common and Big Sean

Common caps off his release week by dropping the black-and-white video for “Diamonds.” Shot in L.A., the artsy performance-based clip co-stars his G.O.O.D. Music brother Big Sean.

“No matter what situation you gotta get to shining,” the Chicago MC told Rap-Up TV of the No I.D.-produced song. “I’m talking about shining for today, not waiting for tomorrow. You just gotta embody it now.”

In addition to Sean, Common’s album Nobody’s Smiling also features Jhené Aiko, Cocaine 80s, Elijah Blake, and Vince Staples.

Watch them get their shine on.

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Jul
23
Naya Rivera Marries Actor Ryan Dorsey

Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey

Naya Rivera tied the knot over the weekend, but it wasn’t with Big Sean. The “Glee” star wed actor Ryan Dorsey.

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Jul
17
Video: Common f/ Big Sean – ‘Diamonds’ [Teaser]

Big Sean and Common

Shine bright like a diamond. Common connects with his G.O.O.D. Music brother Big Sean in the black-and-white video for “Diamonds,” which was shot last month in L.A.

“It’s a performance-based video, but [the director] is using our images to blend into all these things that represent those shining elements,” the Chicago MC told Rap-Up TV.

The No I.D.-produced song will appear on his album Nobody’s Smiling, which also features Jhené Aiko, Cocaine 80s, Elijah Blake, and Vince Staples.

Watch the teaser below.

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Jul
7
New Music: Common f/ Big Sean – ‘Diamonds’

Diamonds

Common gets his shine on on “Diamonds,” the latest release from his upcoming album Nobody’s Smiling. The Chicago MC grabs his G.O.O.D. Music brother Big Sean for the feel-good track, which boasts a knocking beat courtesy of No I.D.

“No matter what situation you gotta get to shining,” Common told Rap-Up TV. “I’m talking about shining for today, not waiting for tomorrow. You just gotta embody it now.”

“This record is on some newness for real now. Sean brought his own perspective and made it bounce even more and just automatically when you hear Sean on the chorus, you feel like this song could be in the club, on the radio, but it’s not reaching. I’m kicking an MC verse.”

The two recently recently shot a video in L.A. “It’s a performance-based video, but [the director] is using our images to blend into all these things that represent those shining elements,” said Common.

Nobody’s Smiling drops July 22 featuring appearances from Jhené Aiko, Cocaine 80s, Elijah Blake, and Vince Staples.

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Jul
3
Rap-Up TV: Common Makes ‘Majik’ with Jhené Aiko, Talks Kanye’s ‘Royal’ Wedding

Twenty years after the release of his critically-acclaimed album Resurrection, Common reunites with No I.D. on Nobody’s Smiling. During his trip to L.A. this week, the hip-hop veteran sat down with Rap-Up TV to discuss his 10th album, which arrives July 22 via Def Jam.

The concept-driven project, inspired by the violence in Chicago, includes appearances from Cocaine 80s, Elijah Blake, Vince Staples, and Jhené Aiko, who is featured on the No I.D.-produced “Blak Majik.”

“Jhené Aiko is an artist that I truly respect,” said Common. “I think she has a unique voice in music, in culture. When I say unique voice, not only is it her singing voice, but her perspective, who she is, what she offers to the world is something that’s very, very special. It’s a soul to it. It’s a spirit to it.”

“I wanted to team up with her and do a song that was fresh. I called it ‘Blak Majik’ because I say we make something out of nothing,” he explained. “It’s also a feel-good, fun song, but it’s hard, it’s rough. It’s something special about that song too.”

He also worked with his G.O.O.D. Music brother Big Sean on “Diamonds,” for which a video was recently shot in L.A. “‘Diamonds’ for me, talks about shining. You got shine no matter what. No matter what situation you gotta get to shining. I’m talking about shining for today, not waiting for tomorrow. You just gotta embody it now.”

While he didn’t work with Kanye West on this album, he did attend his fairytale wedding. “That was a very special wedding in the way that it was fun,” he said. “I had been to Italy, but never to Florence. It felt very family-oriented, very simple but beautiful, and it felt like they cared about the guests. The way we were treated, it was royal. Everything was simple and beautiful and we had the best time.”

Jun
13
Big Sean Takes Over Detroit High School as Principal

Sway and Big Sean

Big Sean is giving back in a big way. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper took over Detroit high school Bates Academy as “Celebrity Principal for a Day” on Thursday. He helped recognize students for improving their attendance and winning Get Schooled and Viacom’s Detroit Attendance Challenge.

“It’s just cool to come back and just see the kids so excited and it all be for a good cause,” said Sean, who graduated high school with a 3.6 GPA.

The students greeted the “Beware” hitmaker with signs and a special cheer as he arrived with his mother Myra and gave out hugs.

He freestyled for them and shared some advice during a Q&A with MTV’s Sway. “The best way to study is with your homies,” he said. “If you got some dumb friends, don’t study with them.”

This is the second time Sean has served as “Principal for a Day.” He previously surprised students at Lincoln High School in 2012.

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