Big Sean

Oct
17
DMX, Foxy Brown, Ja Rule, & Ashanti Perform at Def Jam 30 Concert

Ashanti, Big Sean, Ja Rule, and Aisha Atkins

Def Jam celebrated 30 years of hip-hop with a star-studded concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Thursday night. The label’s past and present icons—from EPMD to Big Sean—united under one roof to perform some of their greatest hits.

Accompanied by Swizz Beatz, DMX tore up the stage with “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” “Where the Hood At,” and “Party (Up in Here).”

Ja Rule, who will star in MTV’s docu-series “Follow the Rules,” took it back with his Murder Inc. classics and brought out Irv Gotti and his former labelmate Ashanti for “Mesmerize” and “Always On Time.” The R&B princess stuck around to sing “Happy” and her debut single “Foolish.”

“This next record put me in the Guinness Book of World Records,” said Ashanti before performing the Biggie-sampled song, which spent 10 weeks at No. 1 in 2002.

Draped in a gold fur-lined jacket, a slimmer Rick Ross bumrushed the stage with French Montana and some twerking fans for “Pop That” and brought out Stalley for “One More Shot.”

Foxy Brown repped for her hometown with her classics “B.K. Anthem,” “Ain’t No Ni**a,” and “Get Me Home.”

Surprise guest Big Sean had the crowd singing along to his new anthem “I Don’t F**k With You,” Fabolous did his remix to “Hot Ni**a,” and 2 Chainz delivered a swagged-out set.

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Oct
14
Big Sean Freestyles on Cosmic Kev

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During his trip to Philly, Big Sean stopped by DJ Cosmic Kev’s “Come Up Show” on Power 99 to spit a freestyle. Over OG Maco’s “U Guessed It,” Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares,” and Quilly’s “Real One,” Ariana Grande’s boyfriend shouted out Meek and his city. He got up out of his seat and continued rapping over DeJ Loaf’s “Try Me,” but didn’t want to give too much away (sounds like he may be on the official remix).

Sean plans to release his third album later this year or in early 2015. He has confirmed collaborations with Chris Brown and Kanye West.

Watch Sean Don body the beats.

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Oct
13
Ariana Grande Confirms Relationship with Big Sean

Big Sean and Ariana Grande

It’s official: Ariana Grande and Big Sean are dating. While they’ve skipped around the rumors, Ariana is finally going on the record about her relationship with the Detroit rapper.

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Oct
9
Video: Big Sean – ‘Paradise’

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Big Sean dropped four new songs last month and now he gives us the dark and eery visuals for the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced “Paradise.” The G.O.O.D. Music rapper rides around in his red Lamborghini with his girl, played by Love Dollhouse’s Ryan Destiny. They check into a motel (run by Mike WiLL), but something is not quite right and Ryan eventually storms out.

Sean’s upcoming album is due at the end of 2014/early 2015 and will feature collaborations with Chris Brown and Kanye West.

“I’m just in straight beast mode. I’m not angry, but I’m passionate,” he told 106 KMEL. “I’m just going in to the best of my ability on every single beat—not lagging, not cutting anything short, giving it 110 percent, going for blood.”

Step into “Paradise” with Sean Don.

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Oct
3
New Music: Ma$e – ‘Don’t Panic’ + ‘I Don’t F**k With You’ Remixes

Ma$e

Harlem in the house. Ma$e drops off not one, but two brand new remixes. Following Chris Brown, Mason Betha bodies his explicit verse on French Montana’s DJ Mustard-produced single “Don’t Panic.”

He also adds some fiery bars to Big Sean’s new single “I Don’t Fuck With You,” on which he kicks his girl to the curb.

“I’m starting to think the best thing was the breakup,” declares Ma$e, who is reading his first album in a decade, Now We Even.

Hear Pastor Ma$e bless the beats.

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Sep
26
Big Sean Talks Ariana Grande Relationship, Chris Brown Collaboration

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Since they were spotted holding hands at the VMAs last month, Big Sean has remained coy about rumors that he’s dating Ariana Grande. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper was faced with the question again during his visit to “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest.”

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Sep
12
New Music: Big Sean – ‘IDFWU’ + ‘Paradise’ + ’4th Quarter’ + ‘Jit/Juke’

Big Sean

Oh God! After announcing his signing to Roc Nation, Big Sean celebrates by dropping not one, but four new songs. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper teams with E-40 on “IDFWU (I Don’t Fuck With You),” produced by DJ Mustard and Kanye West. Sean, who is rumored to be dating Ariana Grande, takes shots at his fiancée Naya Rivera.

“And every day I wake up celebrating shit—why? / ‘Cause I just dodged a bullet from a crazy bitch,” he spits.

Other tracks include the Key Wane-produced “4th Quarter,” “Jit/Juke,” and “Paradise,” which serves as the intro to Mike WiLL Made-It’s upcoming mixtape Ransom.

On “Jit/Juke,” produced by Nate Fox, Da Internz, and L&F, he shouts out the Kardashians and samples Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Goin Down.”

Sean is currently working on his third album. Listen to all four tracks below.

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