Big Sean releases his highly anticipated mixtape Detroit 2. On the mic, Big Sean definitely showcases some skill. There are some of these tracks where he definitely goes hard on the bars. On “Lucky Me,” he definitely crushes the mic throughout with relentless bars about real life. The production on this album is a bit of a mixed bag. Most of the beats were at least decent. There were a handful of tracks I could probably do without. One thing that is definitely apparent is that there are too many tracks on this album. Weighing in at 21 tracks, there definitely could have been a chunk of them shaved off. There are some highlights to the album though. On “Deep Reverence,” Big Sean enlists the late, great Nipsey Hussle to bless us with a verse. It definitely made me miss Nipsey more. “Body Language” with Ty Dolla Sign & Jhene Aiko is another great track. Ty Dolla Sign sounds so great on the hook as he does on most songs. The track “Friday Night Cypher” is an immense song at about 9 and a half minutes. To be 100% honest, we could have just kept the verses from Sean, Royce, and Eminem on there. Cut out all the other artists because it was whack. Some of them can’t even flow to the beat. I like the idea of the song, but the execution is all wrong. Get some REAL Detroit spitters on there like Ty Farris or Kid Vishis. This was a decent album overall, but I think it is lacking a power single or two. You need a song to really get fans excited for the album and I just don’t think he delivered with any power singles here. A few highlights and a few filler songs pretty much make up this album. It was a decent effort, but we are hoping for more next time.
OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks
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