Life on the road can be rough. But Big Sean stays connected to home by surrounding himself with family. In the latest installment of his vlog series, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper reflects on his support system while he travels from Detroit to Paris.
He opens up about being depressed before his big break, but with the help of his family, he was able to get through it. The video features appearances from Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Common, No I.D., Rita Ora, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Teyana Taylor, and T-Pain.
“You may or may not have a mom or dad or whatever but you’ve got something or someone you’re loyal to or who’s loyal to you,” says Sean. “I always heard blood makes you related and loyalty makes you family. The people I’m around, from my homies, mentors, crew—that’s my family. They’re my motivation. They’re the reason that these late nights happen, one of the reasons that it makes sense.”
Big Sean hit the red carpet with a hot date on his arm. The G.O.O.D Music MC and “Glee” star Naya Rivera arrived together to the premiere of the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 in Hollywood last night. Sean looked sharp in a black leather motorcycle jacket and slacks, posing with his arm around his new girl.
During an interview with Power 106, he called Naya the hottest chick he’s ever been with. She was also seen celebrating his 25th birthday last month.
Check out more pics of the hot couple in Hollywood.
Fresh off the debut of his new song “Switch Up” featuring Common, Big Sean brought down the house at USC Springfest on Saturday night. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper performed his new anthem for the college crowd, dedicating it to his longtime supporters and those who’ve been holding down their crews.
“This a real motherfu**ing song. It ain’t no diss song. It’s just for everybody,” said Sean, addressing speculation that he was dissing his former labelmate Kid Cudi. “This my first time doing this shit for USC, my first time doing it in the world, so we gotta turn the f**k up.”
“Switch Up” will appear on his upcoming album Hall of Fame, but it’s not a single. “I didn’t put ‘Switch Up’ as a single, I put it out strictly for my supporters, fans of rap… N becuz I haven’t dropped new music in awhile,” he explained.
Big Sean stays true to his roots on his brand new song “Switch Up.” The Detroit MC teams with his G.O.O.D. Music brother Common on the young, fly, and flashy banger, produced by Million $ Mano, No I.D., and Rob Kinelski. Despite all the money, cars, and hos, he still reps for the same clique.
“This is for the ones that’s always riding with ya/ I ain’t switch up, no no I ain’t switch up,” he raps before Common spits a killer verse.
“This for everybody, who stayed real, stayed down reppin #FFOE #GOOD n everybody who stayed repping their own Team,” said Sean. “Through the good n bad times… Me n @Common was on here just having fun staying real.”
Sean was recently in the studio with Nicki Minaj. Hall of Fame is due this summer featuring collaborations with Miguel, Jhené Aiko, and Nas.
Big Sean received a big surprise on his 25th birthday. Over 100 of his closest friends and family toasted the G.O.O.D. Music MC at a private celebration hosted by Rémy Martin V at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills on Monday.
Guests including Wiz Khalifa, Common, Jhené Aiko, No I.D., Naya Rivera, and Da Internz dined on a three-course menu including filet mignon, mashed potatoes, and crème brûlée. Even his parents and older brother Brett flew in for the party. The birthday boy was presented with a cake shaped like an adidas Superstar sneaker and lion chain.
Sean was genuinely surprised by the outpouring of love. “I really had no idea about this… I was at home sick as fuck n @nicole_lequerica got me there somehow… N it was an extravaganza waiting on me mane,” he tweeted.
He also received tons of birthday wishes on Twitter from his fans and friends including Nicki Minaj and Juicy J.
“Birthday Surprise party was insane,” said Sean after the celebration. “Family n Friends always win.”
Juicy J follows up his strip club smash “Bandz a Make Her Dance” with the video for his latest Mike WiLL Made It-produced banger “Show Out” featuring Big Sean and Young Jeezy.
The Three 6 Mafia rapper is chilling at his crib in Memphis when he gets a call from Sean, who invites him to Detroit to party with him and 400 women. He hops on the private jet and hits the club, where he meets up with his co-stars, popping bottles all night long.
Juicy’s upcoming solo debut will be executive produced by Wiz Khalifa and Dr. Luke, and will feature collaborations with Wiz, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy, and Big Sean.
Prior to the album’s release this summer, he will hit the road on the “Stay Trippy” tour with A$AP F3RG. The 37-city trek kicks off April 21 in San Diego, traveling to New York, Chicago, and Miami before winding down June 8 in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale March 8.
Watch the trippy video and see an itinerary below.