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Album Review: Big Sean - I Decided

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Coming off the early release of singles “Bounce Back,” “Moves,” and “Halfway Off the Balcony,” rapper Big Sean delivers in his fourth studio album I Decided.

I Decided. is Big Sean’s love letter to himself featuring his past and present self on the cover. He decided that he is the best rapper and proves himself with his hard hitting verbiage. Big Sean has come a long way from Finally Famous. For this album he worked heavily with up and coming producer and keyboardist Amaire Johnson, which provides a consistency and fluidity with each track. You can hear the Kanye West influence in tracks “Bounce Back” and “Sunday Morning Jetpack.”

The album ends with “Bigger Than Me” featuring The Flint Chosen Choir and Starrah. The Detroit raised rapper is proud of his roots raising $100,000 to help support residents of Flint, Michigan who are dealing with the ongoing Flint Water Crisis. His choice to feature the choir sends a political message as well as Eminem’s feature on “No Favors.”

Somewhat disappointing in it’s short length, the album has a run time of 50 minutes and is only 12 complete tracks with an intro and short interlude featuring his partner in Twenty 88, Jhene Aiko. It definitely leaves you wanting more. But, it satisfies in it’s careful lyricism and ability to address the gossip surrounding his life the past year without lacking in meaningful content. He discusses his family, growing up in Michigan, and his larger than life dreams. Jay-Z gave his stamp of approval by gifting Big Sean with a Roc Nation chain and you’ll know why when you take a listen for yourself. 

On a scale of one to ten I Decided. is an 8.5. You can find it on all major music platforms.

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