Big Sean

Mar
5
New Music: Big Sean – ‘Sanctified’

Sanctified

Oh God! Big Sean drops the solo version of “Sanctified,” which originally appears on Rick Ross’ album Mastermind. The Detroit rapper calls himself the “black Brad Pitt” on the soulful song, produced by Kanye West, Mike Dean, and DJ Mustard.

“That Detroit ni**a gettin’ married, but I’m still a player,” raps Naya Rivera’s fiancé on his holy verse.

Listen to Sean Don bless the beat.

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Feb
15
Rap-Up TV: Big Sean Talks J.Lo Collaboration, Singing Lessons

From Kanye to Kelly Rowland, Big Sean has become one of the most sought-after MCs in the game. Before taking the stage at Power 106′s “Valentine’s Crush” concert in L.A. on Friday, the Detroit rapper spoke with Rap-Up TV about his latest collaboration with Jennifer Lopez.

“J.Lo, Jenny from the block, she’s like OG,” said Sean. “You can’t help but show respect and pay respect to an OG. She was there looking like she was my age. She’s cool, she’s beautiful, she’s talented. It’s an honor.”

When he’s not in the studio with J.Lo, Sean has been hard at work on his third album. “We’ve been in a great groove. Expect some announcements sooner or later,” he teased. “We’ve been killin’ these features too. Ya’ll gonna hear it, some crazy shit.”

Last month, he dropped his “1st Quarter” freestyle, and fans can expect more music soon. “There’s more comin’ from ’1st Quarter.’ I just dropped that to set the tone though, let people know we not playin’ with these bitch ass ni**as no more.”

Plus, don’t be surprised to hear more than rapping from the G.O.O.D. Music MC. “For sure you’re gonna hear more singing from me. I don’t know about the next album or whatever, but I’ve been taking singing lessons,” he said. “I’ve been getting good too. If you listened to my mixtapes, you heard songs like ‘I’m Gonna Be’ with me and Jhené [Aiko] singing or songs like ‘Beware.’ I sing. I be harmonizing.”

Jan
31
Video: Big Sean f/ Miguel – ‘Ashley’

Big Sean

Before there was Naya Rivera, there was Ashley. Big Sean raps about his ex-girlfriend in the cinematic video for his third Hall of Fame single featuring Miguel. The G.O.O.D. Music MC wrote the emotional song about his high school sweetheart before they split up in early 2013.

In the graphic clip, Sean’s ex plots to kidnap and kill him. After being violently attacked in his garage, he is tied up and taken to a motel as his topless ex and her new man make out in front of him.

Eventually he escapes his captor by beating her with a baseball bat, but he is caught again and taken to the desert, where he is forced to dig a ditch. We see him fight back and hear a gun shot before it goes black.

Witness the tragic end to his twisted love story.

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Jan
29
New Music: Big Sean – ‘1st Quarter Freestyle’

1st Quarter

Big Sean is back on his grind. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper kicks off 2014 with a vengeance by dropping a new song and video for “1st Quarter.” The freestyle was produced by KeY Wane, with additional production by Travi$ Scott.

He shouts out his fiancée Naya Rivera (“My girl the baddest”) and even makes a candid confession.

“I’m way too skinny for jail, ho / So I gotta stay rich enough just for the bail, ho,” raps Sean Don.

Take in the song and visuals below.

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Dec
27
Big Sean and Naya Rivera Spread Holiday Cheer at Children’s Hospital

Big Sean and Naya Rivera

Big Sean and Naya Rivera made Christmas a little merrier for some young fans. The Detroit rapper and “Glee” star visited a children’s hospital in the L.A. area on Christmas Eve, where they posed for photos and passed out gifts.

“On Christmas Eve Sean and I visited the children’s hospital and met some amazing kids and their families. Remember to spread love!” said Naya, who shared the photos on her blog.

Last week, Sean visited Detroit’s Children’s Hospital with his mother, Myra Anderson, where he gave away toys and headphones to the young patients.

The engaged couple, who has set a wedding date, spent their first Christmas together and exchanged gifts. Sean gave his fiancée a diamond necklace (photo below) and she surprised him with a Pac-Man arcade machine.

“I woke up to this in my house. 1 of my gifts #arcadegames @nayarivera. #grownasslilboy,” said Sean.

See more pics of the kindhearted couple below.

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Dec
23
New Music: Justin Bieber f/ Big Sean – ‘Memphis’

Memphis

Following their hit “As Long As You Love Me,” Justin Bieber reteams with Big Sean on the Diplo and Maejor Ali-produced “Memphis,” another one of the many collaborations on his Journals album. The pop singer offers his girl the world in order to make her stay, but it’s not enough.

“I love you, I need you/ Need you here to stay,” he sings.

Journals also features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Future, Drake, Chance the Rapper, and R. Kelly.

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Dec
20
Rap-Up TV: Big Sean Talks Engagement, Beyoncé, & Holiday Plans

Big Sean got engaged, released his second album, and unleashed one of the biggest rap records of the year, “Control,” in 2013. As the year comes to a close, Rap-Up TV caught up with the Detroit rapper (and his mascot Rico the Lion) at Power 106′s Cali Christmas to discuss his personal and professional life.

“The boy’s growing up,” said Sean, who is engaged to “Glee” star Naya Rivera.

He revealed that the couple has set a wedding date, but stopped short of saying when they would walk down the aisle.

Plus, he shared his thoughts on Beyoncé’s surprise album and the follow-up to Hall of Fame.

After a busy year, he plans to take some time off for the holidays. In addition to donating toys to children in Detroit, he will spend Christmas with his fiancée and family.