Less than one week away from his somewhat mysterious fourth studio album I Decided, G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean has finally dropped the tracklist and it already looks to include some of his most illustrious collaborations to date. 14 tracks deep he’s linking up with the likes of Eminem, Jeremih, Migos, The-Dream, Twenty88 (himself and Jhené Aiko), and Starrah (she’s got writing credits on Drake’s Fake Love and Rihanna’s Needed Me), some of the biggest artists in recent times.
Eminem is a huge inspiration of Sean’s, and talking to Beats 1‘s Zane Lowe he explained how refreshing it was to work with his idol on his album, “Eminem, he was the only person I heard that could be on that song, to keep it honest. It kinda reminded me of why I am such an Eminem fan, and why I fell in love with Eminem’s work. The way he’s unique, he’s special. When he did this verse it brought that feeling right back to me. Like, this is like a brand new energy.”
The entire production credits on I Decided still remain uncertain, but already the man of the year Metro Boomin has an extremely prominent role with five of the fourteen tracks being Metro productions, including Sacrifices ft. Migos, Bigger Than Me ft. Starrah, the now certified gold Bounce Back and even No Favors with Eminem. I don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to hear Slim over a Young Metro production.
There’s no doubt this is proving to be one of Big Sean’s biggest (pardon the pun) releases ever. He’s taking a conceptual stance on this project, explaining to Jimmy Fallon that “the album is basically a chance, of having that wisdom of an old man when you’re young, and going through life and figuring it out.” In the lead up to its release he has also had listening sessions with the legendary Rick Rubin and Jay Z to ensure their blessing.
Other details regarding the project are limited, so make sure to keep your eyes and ears open for I Decided out this Friday. In the meantime, check out the track list below and keep Sean on your airwaves.