Big Sean‘s new album may be coming sooner than expected. The Detroit rapper posted a photo of an album cover which was entitled “DARK SKY PARADISE” on social media yesterday. Big Sean‘s management company, Roc Nation, also posted the album cover on social media. Roc Nation accompanied the album’s artwork with the caption, “Stay tuned….” Last year, Sean put out a surprise four-track EP to celebrate signing with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Management. The EP’s lead single “Paradise” was produced by Mike Will Made It. Kanye West, DJ Mustard, and Key Wane all contributed tracks for the EP as well.
Big Sean has released two studio albums entitled Finally Famous (2011) and Hall of Fame (2013). His Hall of Fame album featured guest appearances from Nas, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Young Jeezy. To date, the album has sold over 100,000 copies.
Big Sean is well-known for representing his hometown of Detroit. The rapper sat down with MTV News to discuss his feature on Eminem‘s song “Detroit vs Everybody,” “‘Detroit vs. Everybody’ means a lot to me, that’s just not a song or a clothing line, that’s a mentality.” Sean added, “People from Detroit, we carry that on our backs.” Sean also mentioned what an honor it was to work with an artist of Eminem‘s caliber, “He’s definitely, obviously, coming from the D [Detroit], he’s the biggest rapper.” He continued, “He [Eminem] sold out Wembley Stadium two nights in a row. That’s like 90,000 or something like that. It was an honor being on there.”
Sean was asked if he felt any pressure rapping alongside his fellow Detroit rapper Eminem, “I just approached the song, I didn’t really think too hard, I just went in, I just did my thing.” Sean also said he didn’t overthink the big moment of working with Eminem, “When you’re in situations like that, you can’t overthink it because when you think too hard you can’t get nothing done.” He explained, “You just gotta focus and let it flow and that’s what I did.” A couple of days ago, Eminem released the music video for “Detroit vs. Everybody,” which featured Big Sean, Royce Da 5’9, Danny Brown, Def Loaf, and Trick Trick.