Big Sean Announces Mixtape, Due Before ‘Finally Famous’


For Big Sean fans anxiously awaiting his June 28 debut, “Finally Famous,” the G.O.O.D. Music artist has officially announced to XXL plans of dropping a mixtape on the eve of the album’s release.

Although details are scant, Sean, who caught up with XXL backstage at the 2011 Summer Jam concert, told our cameras that a number of songs that won’t make the album, possibly including a Nas track he couldn’t get clearance for, will be released as a mixtape “strictly for the fans.”

And while an exact date wasn’t revealed, Big Sean says he already has a title in mind for the tape (although he wouldn’t announce it) and that it will probably include nine or 10 songs total. —XXL Staff

(reporting by Adam Fleischer)