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Big Sean continues to prove that he’s a critical reflection of everything that we experience in life and it’s evident with his latest album ‘Detroit 2’. Stopping through to the Lift Off with the L.A. Leakers Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk, Sean takes us through the process of creating his fifth studio album, which debuted win the number one spot on Billboard’s 200 Albums chart.
Sean has been extremely transparent in recent years as the rapper has confessed to mental health instability and some contemplation with suicide. While the current state of the world, and more specifically the fights for social justice and pandemic affects in the U.S., continues to impact all of us on some level, Sean’s latest efforts at mending fences and attaining clarity is at the top of his life’s priority list. Sean tells the Leakers that he’s learned over the years to show his emotions as he didn’t grow up surrounded by family and friends who knew how to do this. The “Deep Reverence” rapper also reveals that Kanye West was the first person he saw to show honesty, direct emotion, and not be scared of judgement.
On the topic of the much talked about rumored beef with L.A. rapper Kendrick Lamar, Sean confesses that social media fueled by “he said, she said” impacted the riff but there was no actual event that caused the misunderstanding, and it was not until the passing of the late Nipsey Hussle that Big Sean finally wanted to tie up any misconceptions and loose ends that might have plagued his honesty with Lamar and even his family.
Big Sean also goes on to speak about his past upcoming with Wale and touring with the Philly rapper, details the time he spent in London with the G.O.O.D. music family while putting together records like “Clique”, whether there will be new music from the beloved 2088 duo, his hopes for an honest 2020 election, and much more.
Watch the full Big Sean x L.A. Leakers interview below!