Kanye's 100% On-Board This Time
As Big Seanmight not have a career if it wasn't for Kanye West, his presence and involvement on his protegé's projects is always going to be viewed as a plus. Ye had a big hand in Sean's coming-of-age debut, Finally Famous, and although he also executive-produced HOF, Sean said he took more of a backseat role on that project, contributing backup vocals on a few tracks but contributing no actual beats. This time around, it's a different story. West produced at least two Dark Sky Paradise tracks, and raps on two more (or three, depending on which version of "Blessings" makes the tracklist). That level of involvement is rare for him, and with Pusha T's widely-acclaimed MNIMN being the only other recent example of a hands-on executive production job by West, the precedent for greatness is there. It's also worth mentioning this recently-released clip of Sean, Push and Ye in the studio (below), as Kanye has some high praise for DSP.
“You’re on god’s path, man, and only success can happen to you now."