Finally Famous

Finally Famous

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by Big Sean
     
 

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Named after his successful mixtape series, Big Sean's official debut skillfully balances his underground promise with his big money dreams and winds up an approachable winner with long-lasting appeal. His hook-filled anthem "I Do It" is an instant floor-filler thanks a No I.D./Legendary TraxsterSee more details below

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Named after his successful mixtape series, Big Sean's official debut skillfully balances his underground promise with his big money dreams and winds up an approachable winner with long-lasting appeal. His hook-filled anthem "I Do It" is an instant floor-filler thanks a No I.D./Legendary Traxster co-production, but the reason to return is supreme smart-aleck Sean, who at one point raps in Family Guy-speak, referencing cad character Quagmire and boasting "My cash flow, I giggity-gig it." On "Dance (A$$)," he's mixing a MC Hammer sample with a booty beat while quoting Pootie Tang, while "High" finds the crafty prankster trading weed jokes with Wiz Khalifa and Chiddy Bang for a track that runs a clever 4:20. If you're looking for something more sane and Drake, "Marvin & Chardonnay" makes the bed squeak with some help from executive producer/label owner Kanye West, while the cool, John Legend feature "Memories (Part II)" gives Khalifa, Currensy, Cudi, and the rest of the successful stoner school something to shoot for with its opening couplet "Sometimes I dream bigger than I live/Sometimes I think better when I'm lit." "So Much More" does what it says, adding brilliant lines like "I swear I've been through everything in life but the coffin/You say the sky's the limit, hi bitch, I'm moonwalkin'" to the usually hackneyed format of the autobiographical track. At 12 cuts long, the album is right between right-sized and "leave them wanting more," and when it comes to being well-rounded, these different-flavored tracks offer variety without wildly stepping out of Big Sean's comfort zone. Fun, inventive, swaggering, and smart, Finally Famous is an exciting debut.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2011
Label:
Def Jam
UPC:
0602527650258
catalogNumber:
001542102

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Sean   Primary Artist
Mike Dean   Keyboards
Kevin Randolph   Keyboards
James Fauntleroy   Vocals
Steve Wyreman   Bass,Guitar
Priscilla Renea   Vocals
Kaye Fox   Vocals
Chris "Hitchcock" Chorney   Cello
Siham Hashi   Vocals
Darhyl "DJ" Camper   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Mike Dean   Cello Arrangement,Additional Production
Michael Riley   Engineer
Pat Thrall   Vocal Engineer
Larry Troutman   Composer
Roger   Composer
P. Williams   Composer
Jeff Lane   Vocal Engineer
No I.D.   Producer
Andrew Dawson   Engineer
Legendary Traxster   Producer
Brian Springer   Vocal Engineer
Kevin Randolph   Producer
Neptunes   Producer
Kanye West   Composer,Executive Producer
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
Joshua Minyard   Vocal Engineer
Jason Agel   Vocal Engineer
Exile   Producer
Rob Kinelski   Engineer
Todd Russell   Photo Coordination
Steve Wyreman   Composer
Noah Goldstein   Vocal Engineer
Da Internz   Producer
Kristen Yiengst   Photo Coordination
Dave Kutch   Mastering
Andrew "Pop" Wansel   Producer
Xaphoon Jones   Producer,Engineer
Virgil Abloh   Art Direction
Omar Loya   Engineer
Sean Anderson   Composer
Michael "Mike Waxx" Bowen   Graphic Design
Key Wane   Producer

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