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Big Sean, Detroit

"Hip-hop, where the hell you find a nigga like me," Big Sean questioned on "Million Dollars," a cut off his 2009 UKNOWBIGSEAN mixtape. Three years later, that answer appears as the title to the G.O.O.D. Music star's latest digital offering, Detroit. “Niggas 7 feet, telling me I’m who they look up to,” Sean rhymes, almost sounding bewildered, on the intro to his hometown-titled offering. Displaying a little more depth than his 2011 Finally Famous debut—an album that ascended the quick-witted MC into the mainstream—Detroit starts off with the soulful “Higher.” Produced by budding beatmaker KeY Wane, the soothing backdrop allows the perfect ...

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