There’s exciting news for fans of Big Sean. The Detroit rapper recently had a chat with DJ Khaled via Instagram Live and he gave an update on his forthcoming album Detroit 2.
The album that is the long-awaited follow-up to 2017’s I Decided is almost complete, according to Big Sean. “It’s pretty much done though. I’m just putting final touches on it,” Big Sean said while sitting in the studio.
Khaled tried to get Big Sean to reveal how many tracks were on the album and who the featured guests were. However, Sean wouldn’t spill the beans but he told Khaled that the album has the “right amount” of songs.
Big Sean Talks Production on the Album
Sean also hinted that he has some production from the late J Dilla on Detroit 2. The Detroit rapper attributed the Dilla production to Common, who worked with J Dilla on various records.
“It’s really about the music, who accents the music,” Sean said. “Some artists make a specific kind of music and one sound, but I like to be versatile. It is versatility, so the album is definitely not just one sound.”
During the chat, Sean also revealed that the cover art for the album is done. “I’m happy, I’m excited. But more so than the cover, the music gon’ speak for itself,” he said.
Big Sean’s Goal With the Album
Big Sean also shared that he texted the artwork to his industry friends, including J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Travis Scott. Sean says that his goal with this album is to “uplift and inspire.”
The album, the sequel to Sean’s 2012 mixtape Detroit, currently doesn’t have an exact release date, so fans will just have to stay tuned.
“I’m praying that this album touches people and we blessed enough to see success,” Sean said. “My thing is, I want people to feel the vibration of it and rise to their success though, more so than anything… The most satisfying thing is to see the people who you helped along the way change the world with you.”
According to Sean, the album is in the mixing stage and the Detroit native is working on some “very last minute touches.” “Soon come,” Sean said.