Where has Big Sean been? Good question.
He’s been largely quiet — at least musically — since teaming up with Metro Boomin on Double or Nothing in 2017. However, in March of this year, he resurfaced on Instagram to reveal that he’d been feeling lost and has been learning to rediscover himself through therapy.
“I just been returning to my roots, bro. I’ve just been getting back to having fun with it,” he told Zane Lowe. “At one point I felt like it might have started to become like a burden, or like work, but now it’s just fun. So this is just me having fun, expressing myself. It was a time well spent. I never really knew how important it was to take some time for myself and get myself right.”
While he’s guested on a myriad of songs (most recently Kash Doll’s “Ready Set“), Sean hasn’t released any solo work in a few seasons. However, the Detroit rapper has now returned with “Overtime.”
Produced by Hit-Boy, Key Wane and Stro, “Mixtape Sean” is in album mode with an extended set of bars that touch on his mental state and breakup with Jhené Aiko (“Shit, I didn’t take a break, my n***a, I broke/ Broke my heart, broke my soul, don’t cry for me though/ If you don’t break nothing down, then it’s no room to grow/ One mental block leads to another, shit is dominoes”), getting his own day in his hometown (“So legendary, I’ma probably need a day/ Forgot I already got one, be dammed if I’m not one”), and everything in between.
“I know which ones that’s been rocking with me, dawg, since the prequel/ Just be cool, I know your favorite one, dawg, I’m about to drop the sequel,” Sean closes out the verse presumably teasing a potential Detroit 2 release. I mean, that is the consensus favorite, right?