It is The Great Sean birthday, but he is the one who gives us his 33rd year around the sun. Today, a superstar raised in Detroit releases a performance video for “Lucky Me / I Still Rise,” two prominent hits from his 2020 chart album. Detroit 2.
The album, released on September 4, 2020 by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings, which debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 in its first week. Detroit 2 marked Sean’s third U.S. debut in first place and his seventh Top 10 album.
Serves as a sequel to the 2012 combination Detroit, which many consider his triumphant penetration into the mainstream. Detroit 2 firmly establishes Sean’s place among the top rap stars, and one look at the playlist confirms that the game’s biggest stars can’t wait to decide with Sean. Detroit 2 contains guest appearances from Eminem, Royce da 5’9 ″, Dwele, Post Malone, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Diddy, Kash Doll and Nipsey Hussle, among others.
The performance video, which includes the Hit-Boy that produced “Lucky Me” and a closer album, “I Still Rise,” finds Sean energetic and engaged, breaking through his savage bars with the persistence of eager outplay and precision veterans. Accompanied by two colleagues from the band, Sean runs smoothly through the tracks with a medallion wrapped around his neck, framing the video as a winning lap for his incredible achievements with Detroit 2.
While Sean must be harnessed for ultimate success at this point in his career, the honor is worthy of celebration, and the mix of tunes is a triumphant cap for another stellar album and a reminder that Sean is never happy with his current status.
Detroit 2 is both a commercial and critical hit, with Fred Thomas from AllMusic stating, “The production is clean and interesting, with polished rhythms and the occasional shiny hook that provides contrast to Big Sean’s visceral rhymes and urgently performed performances.” Thought Detroit 2 released in September 2020, Sean’s performance of “Lucky Me / I Still Rise” is a reminder that the album is as shocking as ever.
Buy or transfer Big Sean’s Detroit 2 here.