I Decided.

Artist: 
Big Sean
Non-Airable Tracks: 
NONE
Label: 
GOOD Music
Album Art: 

Big Seans drops a new album, I Decided., followed from his previous 2015 album release Dark Sky Paradise that features some big names such as Kanye West, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Drake, etc. This new album includes a whole other line up of other big artists that include Eminem, Jeremih, Migos, and more.

The albums begins with a slow intro with a guy talking with god and how discussing how is life could have been more. It could have been more meaningful by taking care of family, job and the people around him. This intro leads into a whole array of potential found in the following tracks. The second trackLight, features Jeremih brings in another slow song but a little bit more uptempo almost sounding like a second intro song of the album before we starting hearing the familar Big Sean hits. Track three is the famous Bounce Back track that brings back his catchy beats. It communicates line after line that often communcate that past experiences that have challenged him but yet has remained persistent as a mainstream artist to "bounce back" hence the chorus, "Last night I took a L, but tonight I bounce back. Wake up every morning, by the night, I count stacks." Track four is a more serious song called No Favors that features the real Slim Shady, Eminem. Big Sean provides good lean beats in this track along with a solid verse of his own, but the highlight was Eminem. His verse comes in the middle throwing out line after line like rant after rant as if Em has lots to let out on recent events. A good track to listen to over and over. Track five, Jump Out The Window, is a more mellow, fun beat, story telling song turning the song into a more romantic direction. Track six is called Moves is another top track. It is a shorter but one that will want to temporarily turn things down in a club. It is a descent track and quite catchy. Track seven is called Same Time Pt. 1 that features TWENTY88. This song is your average slow romantic R&B jam with a THE WEEKEND-ish vibe. Track eight is called Owe Me that is another mellow jam that with some piano. The track is cut a little short in the last minute of the song leading into the next track. Track nine, Halfway Off The Balcony, is just your average slow jam. Track ten, Voices In My Head/Stick To The Plan, is another slow jam but takes a turn in the last thirty seconds of the song where he speeds things up throwing out line afte line. Track eleven is called Sunday Morning Jetpack - The-Dream is slow jam, family track that seems to be commemorate his grandfather from lines "And you and grandma went broke so we would never get bruised." This continues on to compare his past memorires from current with the lifestyle being much different. Track twelve is called Inspire Me which is all another family theme song that discusses the inspiration that his mother brings and keeps him check. Track thirteen, Sacrifices, features Migos which is your average track discussing the how sacrifices are need to be made to be successful. Track fourteen is called Bigger Than Me which is the last track of the song of the album that features The Flint Chozen Choir and Starrah. This also happens to be my favorite song in the entire album. It strays away from the average, mellow beats in some prior tracks in this album which I thought deserved to be listed earler in the album. Maybe was meant to be the last song to end the album on a celebratory fairwell. Keep a look out for those beat drops!

Score: 7/10 

 

 

Sounds Like: 
The one and only Big Sean
Recommended Tracks: 
Bounce Back: This track is very catchy
No Favors: This song has Eminem
Moves: Another catchy song
Bigger Than Me: This is different from the rest. Keep a look out for the beat drops at 1:41 and 2:54.
Name: 
DeRay Chatter
Date Reviewed: 
02/15/2017