Big Sean is not playing this year. After receiving praises from critics after dropping Twenty88 with songbird, Jhene Aiko, the next thing up is his solo album for 2016.
From his XXL interview:
“To kick off his rollout, XXL’s Spring 2016 issue features Big Sean on the cover with an exclusive interview discussing his life as a rap star, a status he’s reached after grinding hard over the past five years. The story looks back at the trials and tribulations Sean has faced during his journey to the top while also looking ahead at what is to come for the G.O.O.D. Music star.”
On his upcoming album:
“It’s reflective of Sean’s headspace and the creative direction for his next album. “I’m grown,” he says about maturing over the past year. “My whole perspective has changed.” Part of that stems from his social activism in Michigan. Through his Sean Anderson Foundation, he’s working to provide the children of Flint with medical support following the water crisis. He’s also doing outreach in Detroit to revitalize the city, including building a recording studio in his old high school. “Making it out of a city like Detroit, it’s bigger than [me] making it,” Sean says. “It can change the whole city too.”
With rumors of his album dropping in May, Big Sean is playing no games after the success of Dark Sky Paradise. His grind is at an all time high as he performs for sold out venues, expanding his branding, increasing his charity work in his hometown while working in the studio day and night for his next #1 album.