Detroit 2

Big Sean - Detroit 2
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #619 / 705
User Score
Based on 408 ratings
2020 Ratings: #883
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September 4, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
G.O.O.D., Def Jam / Label
Pop Rap, Trap Rap / Genres
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Consequence of Sound

Undoubtedly, Big Sean’s growth as an artist and, more importantly, as a human being is the scarlet thread that ties Detroit 2 together. The complexity of the human experience, as told from the vast experiences of Sean’s own life, comes shining through.

The production is clean and engaging, with polished beats and the occasional glossy hook providing a contrast for Big Sean's visceral rhymes and urgently delivered performances.

‘Detroit 2’ has that passion, that willingness to progress. Equal parts entertaining and wide, it finds the rapper coming full circle, only to find himself once more.

The Needle Drop

Detroit 2 is far and away Big Sean's best album.


Detroit 2 shows when Big Sean opens up and tells his story he’s an artist worthy of being in the conversation of the best of his era. He just needs to come back stronger with more airtight songs and not attempt to attract every audience that’s out there.

Although it can be overblown, Sean’s passion is unreserved here, the record peppered with Instagram-worthy captions that urge listeners to take inspiration from their surroundings while keeping friends and family close. This is why Sean’s name continues to stay on the lips of rap connoisseurs almost a decade after his debut.
Beats Per Minute

For a work that – at least in the claims of its creator – so desires to burst into the essential, it’s peculiarly unsure of itself.


On his fifth solo album, Big Sean gets personal, leans on a slate of high-profile guests to provide most of the entertainment, and struggles to deliver anything that isn’t fundamentally embarrassing.

I mean, this is an upgrade from writing lines like "She doing tricks with her pussy, I guess she’s a vagician", but this album really ain't worth 70 minutes of anyone's time. The spoken word tracks with Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu and Stevie Wonder were quite nice though.
with 11 different artists, “friday night cypher” is the best rap song out of Detroit in a second. eminem’s final verse stands tall as his best work.the guest appearances are outstanding.

while the highlights are by guests, the solo big Sean cuts we hear are the best songs.

somewhere between a prolonged mixtape/album, ‘Detroit 2’ serves as a multipurpose successor; to follow his latest pair of projects in 2017, and his ‘Detroit’ mixtape.

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dave chappelle doing an impression of danny brown on his skit was fucking hilarious lmao
Big Sean done did a good album. Ok... so first, I think he evolved not just musically but personally as well. There's some really cool tracks in 'Detroit 2' but there's lots of fillers too, loved the interludes with big legends Dave, Erykah and Stevie. Do think most people will overlook this, but I believe in hip hop growth, yall be giving Drake a thousand chances, give Sean some too, period.

p.s: Friday Night Cypher is the fucking rap song of the YEAR.
big sean? more like big yawn
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Track List

  1. Why Would I Stop?
  2. Lucky Me
  3. Deep Reverence (ft. Nipsey Hussle)
  4. Wolves (ft. Post Malone)
  5. Body Language (ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Jhene Aiko)
  6. Story By Dave Chappelle
  7. Harder Than My Demons
  8. Everything That's Missing (ft. Dwele)
  9. ZTFO
  10. Guard Your Heart (ft. Anderson .Paak, Earlly Mac & Wale)
  11. Respect It (ft. Young Thug & Hit-Boy)
  12. Lithuania (ft. Travis Scott)
  13. Full Circle (ft. Key Wane & Diddy)
  14. Time In (ft. Twenty88)
  15. Story By Erykah Badu
  16. Feed
  17. The Baddest
  18. Don Life (ft. Lil Wayne)
  19. Friday Night Cypher (ft. Tee Grizzley, Kash Doll, Cash Kidd, Payroll, 42 Dugg, Boldy James, Drego, Sada Baby, Royce Da 5'9" & Eminem)
  20. Story By Stevie Wonder
  21. Still I Rise (ft. Dom Kennedy)
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Added on: August 20, 2020