Drake lets loose his new single off Nothing Was The Same early this morning — an OVOGOOD collab, shall we say? 2 Chainz and Big Sean provide feature verses with Drake rapping one and singing the hook too. This record is not without its moments, whether it's Aziz Ansari yelling "No More Free Randy" to start it off (ridiculous in a hilarious way), 2 Chainz saying his "di*k so hard it make the metal detector go off" (ridiculous in a non-hilarious way), another anthemic Drake chorus, and Big Sean's first clever reference to Glee actress/girlfriend Naya Rivera.
Me? I'm lukewarm on this record. I sense others will feel more strongly one way or the other and more positive than negative. So... what do you think?
This week started off with some #Fire for your playlists by plenty of big-names — both figuratively and literally. To make sure you caught all the new releases, here's a quick recap.
Big Sean releases a new song off Hall Of Fame called "Fire" (click here for the CDQ/dirty). This sounds like a fitting intro track and is the one *Tibs Fav. of the bunch.
DJ Khaled's proposal publicity stunt comes full circle with the release of his new single "I Wanna Be With You" featuring the fiance he was fiending for, Nicki Minaj, along with Future & Rick Ross. Ms. Minaj does her thing.
Rick Ross drops a new solo track himself "I Wonder Why", sampling testimonial from Rachel Jeantiel in the Trayvon Martin trial.
And rounding out the fun today was R. Kelly & 2 Chainz, who as you'd might expect, have some fun on this new Kellz single "My Story".
Be sure not to sleep on all of today's new releases and browse our category pages above. As with everyday here on Gowhere, there's plenty of dope new Chicago, independent, and user-submitted music that you may like as much as the big new singles above.
The intro track to Big Sean's upcoming album, Hall Of Fame. Hopefully you won't get tired of the repetitive "Fire" sample, but I don't think I will. It adds to the raw flavor of the production and track where Sean spits some solid, engaging, and personal verses (the 2nd verse... nice). This reminds me of some of Sean's old mixtapes, which I'm definitely happy about. I like it, and time will tell if I'll love it.
Hall Of Fame is on the way, circa one month on August 27th. And if you're not yet acclimated with two of the album's previews, you can do so in one fell swoop above as Big Sean performed "Switch Up" and "Beware" with the lovely Jhene Aiko for Fuse's The Hustle After Party. The former features a dope Common verse in the studio recording and the latter also features Lil Wayne. "Beware" has been a constant in my rotation since its release earlier this summer — a perfect tune for the 90+ degree heat wave that most of the country is going through right now.
Here's a tour I'ma get tickets for. Cudi, Big Sean, Tyler The Creator, and Logic. *nods head*
I'm personally a big fan of Cud, Tyler, and Logic who's on the come-up. Yes, I left out Tyler. Don't get me wrong, I love the dude's personality and brand; I just never got into his music the same way. After missing out on his last show while we were in SXSW, and also after #TeamGowhere's glowing review, I definitely want to see a live performance from Odd Future's frontman and this tour would be the perfect setting.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow. And I'll update this post if the dates/locations become revealed.
UPDATE: Now "tomorrow", the first batch of dates and locations have been revealed, with Cudi adding more to be announced. (Hopefully Chicago!)
Sept. 6 – San Diego – Valley View Casino Center – w/ Tyler The Creator
Sept. 10 – Vancouver, Canada – Thunderbird Sports Centre – w/ Big Sean & Logic
Sept. 11 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater - w/ Big Sean & Logic
Sept. 16 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre - w/ Juicy J, ScHoolboy Q and Logic
Sept. 18 – Milwuakee, WI – Eagles Ballroom - w/ Tyler The Creator & Logic
Sept. 19 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center Expo - w/ Tyler The Creator & Logic
Sept. 21 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre - w/ Tyler The Creator & Logic
Big Sean was in the Power 105.1 studio for an extensive interview with the Breakfast Club crew covering a variety of topics, including a future collab with Eminem, thoughts on "Yeezus," and his relationship with Travi$ Scott.
On Eminem, Sean was boastful of the legendary emcee's comments on his latest album, "Hall of Fame", saying "I ended up playing my whole album, front-to-back, straight through, and [Eminem] said, 'I haven't been this impressed in so long with someone's album. I knew you could rap.'" He hopes to make an effort at collaborating with Slim Shady in the near future, but couldn't really say anything about it for certain.
"I can tell you this. There's gonna be a Big Sean Eminem song," he said.
As far as the hot topic album of the summer, Big Sean's thoughts on "Yeezus" were positive but not gleaming. He admitted that it was not his favorite Kanye album, he ceded that title to "Late Registration." He does think that the new direction is significant, however.
"As far as the album goes, it ain't my favorite Kanye West album, but I think it's fresh," he said.
Skylar Grey releases her new single "Back From the Dead", which features Big Sean and Travis Barker on the drums. "Back From the Dead" is a single off Grey's upcoming album Don't Look Down that will be released on July 9.