The wave of big-name emcees to come through Arsenio's new show continues tonight. Yesterday was Kendrick Lamar, tonight: Big Sean. He performs one of my favorite tracks of the summer: "Fire" above, which really jumps with the live band behind him. Seriously, those drums. After "Fire", the second performance is his current single "Beware", sans guest stars, but another one of my favorites off Hall Of Fame. Great to see Arsenio back as well; I'd be remiss not to mention that too. Watch above ICYMI!
Oh! And style points go to Sean for that eyewear and the D-Town ear plugs.
Papoose let loose of a Big Sean diss with a flurry of direct shots aimed at the rapper for seemingly everything about his career while going in over Sean's own song "First Chain". Plus, this artwork. Hah! I dunno about Papoose taking these shots... is this just hurting him at this point?
Weigh in with your thoughts and rating (I doubt Big Sean will, hah)
Ladies and gents, hope you enjoyed your long Labor Day Weekend if you're a United States reader. Even though it was a slow weekend in quanity, there were still a lot of big and noteworthy new releases.
Beginning with the return of Lil Wayne with the Dedication series as he dropped 29 new tracks in the 5th installment, with one standout collab earning a lot of chatter around Chicago and across the interwebs — "You Song" featuring Chance The Rapper.
My most anticipated collab off Hall Of Fame is liberated today with the full album leak. Had to spotlight this one as it delivers on the hype with the guest features involved: Nas & Kid Cudi. It's Big Sean that shines brightest amongst his fellow stars with two stellar verses, including a memorable third verse where he uses repetition well as part of his storytelling. Nas does his usual brilliant job with the second verse and Kid Cudi takes it home with an eclectic verse that picks up in intensity as it goes. This is the type of track to run back a few times to fully digest it and after having done so already, I want to keep running it back. That's a sign of an instant *Tibs Fav. and "First Chain" is certainly one of the standouts of Hall Of Fame.