Big Sean Wants All The Attention On His Lyrics, NOT His Life (Audio)

Big Sean has become a pop culture juggernaut of the 2010s. The Detroit, Michigan delegate for G.O.O.D. Music has seemingly always made clever Hip-Hop music that appeases lyric lovers and vibe seekers at once. However, Sean’s personal life has started to eclipse the art—who he’s dating, who he may be talking to on wax, and what he’s wearing. For an artist who came up on mixtapes and made a career from a city where there appeared to be a mainstream wall, that can be bothersome.

On “No More Interviews,” Sean spits at the fishbowl that surrounds his life. The lyricist argues that perception is not always reality, despite what gossip blogs, social media, and celeb-watching TV shows may say.

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Frustrated, Sean goes at specific social media accounts, book-slanging exes (Naya Rivera), and controversy-hungry lyric interpreters. Sean Don refers to J Dilla, Jay Z, and Lil Wayne, while speaking openly about Kid Cudi—and chronicling how their perceived fallout was something he learned about online. He also seems to subliminally speak up about his relationship with Jhené Aiko, and why nobody should have a problem with it.

Two years past Dark Sky Paradise, Sean appears stacking up—waving off all concerns regarding his love life, paperwork, or other artists. As artists like N.O.R.E. and Too Short create podcasts to host conversations with peers beyond the traditional media, Big Sean’s six years as a star in the spotlight make a case for how success can be stifling.

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The MC co-produced the minimalist instrumental he rhymes to, with Amaire Johnson.