Big Sean‘s upcoming Detroit 2 album has been a long time coming. The album will serve as his first project since 2017’s Double Or Nothing with Metro Boomin, which followed his last official album, I Decided. Taking some well-deserved time to him to clear his mind and find fun in rap again, the Detroiter is ready to share his latest album, one that will arrive later this week on September 4.
Kicking it with Vulture to discuss the album and some other things, Sean explained why he decided to create a sequel to his 2012 Detroit mixtape.
“It was something I always wanted to do. When I was making Detroit 2, I felt like I was returning to my roots but with a stronger foundation. I feel like my roots got even deeper. Not only did I reconnect with myself, I reconnected with my passion and my hunger. The music reminded me of the Detroit mixtape while I was making it.”
He also expanded on his decision to take a break after 2017’s I Decided and Savage Time and the pressures he felt to drop another project within a year or two. “I kind of felt like that when I was working on Dark Sky Paradise. With I Decided, I didn’t have as much time, but I still made sure that I didn’t try and rush it. I realized that I’m on my own schedule in my own lane. I’m not a new artist. I gotta treat things a little differently than they probably would. I had a lot of living to catch up on.”
Arriving just a day after his “Harder Than My Demons” single, the interview also discusses his decision to stay out of the G.O.O.D. Music’s summer 2018 takeover, rap beef, dealing with criticism, and more.
Check out the rest of the interview here.