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  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 27)
    Kanye wept. Drake reigned. Dark Sky Paradise happened. This week in hip-hop can be summarized in those three tersely worded sentences. It makes sense because this week has been weird everywhere else. There's something going about a dress and llamas.
  • Cover of Review: Big Sean's "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Critics are always fighting conflicting urges. On the one hand, there's the need to be objective and evaluate each work on its own merits. On the other, there's the desire to fit each new release from an artist into an over-arcing career narrative. The trick is to find a balance between the two.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: February 26 (Big Sean Edition)
    Dark Sky Paradise dropped earlier this week, with Big Sean set to move just under 150,000 copies, and now comes time to break it down on "Samples Of The Week." Although the album is a bit darker and more modern-sounding than Hall Of Fame and Finally Famous, it still makes use of some dope samples, with producers Ka
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Big Sean's "Dark Sky Paradise", Tyga & Chris Brown's "Fan Of A Fan"
    It's a big week in rap releases, with both Big Sean and the Chris Brown/Tyga project hitting stores this Tuesday. The projections are in, and while neither are doing Drake numbers, both albums are coming in with decent sales.
  • Cover of Big Sean's "Dark Sky Paradise" By The Numbers
    After months of singles, promotion and interviews, yesterday marked the release of Big Sean's hotly-anticipated third album, Dark Sky Paradise.
  • Cover of Top Tracks of the Week: February 17- February 24
    Here it is, our weekly rundown of the best of our Top 20. Please keep in mind this list was culled from the top of our charts, so more popular artists are more likely to be represented. For a look at under-the-radar tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
  • Cover of Big Sean's Best Wordplay On "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Big Sean has always been a gifted wordsmith. Puns, metaphors, similes--you name it. On occasion, though, he's been guilty of reaching: "ass-quake, ass-tate, ass-tray..." He's better than that. And on Dark Sky Paradise he proves it. Lyrically, this is Sean's deepest work, but he doesn't ditch the wordplay games.
  • Cover of Stream Big Sean's New Album "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Big Sean's third commercial album, Dark Sky Paradise, is in stores and online today. It's safe to say the G.O.O.D. Music rapper's past album releases didn't exactly live up to the hype, however the hype for DSP seems to be working for Sean, not against him.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 20)
    Things turned down a few notches after last week, which isn't a bad thing considering how crazy that week was. Kanye West returned to The Breakfast Club, and that was pretty much the biggest thing. We're still on the look out for his album and Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise.
  • Cover of Top Tracks of The Week:  February 10- February 17
    If it weren't for the weird for-pay nature of Drake's new "mixtape" then all five of these tracks would come from the 6 God. That's not to say the rest of the week was terrible. Our Top 100 chart contained a number of notable tracks. 
  • Cover of 5 Reasons "Dark Sky Paradise" Will Be Big Sean's Best Album Yet
    For one reason or another, Big Sean has yet to achieve that "classic album" status that's so sought after in hip-hop.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 6)
    This week has been a mixed bag, which is unfortunate since it started off good. Missy Elliott came back, messed around and stole Iggy Azalea's Super Bowl performance. Will this put impetus on Missy E to put out a new album soon? One can hope.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: February 5
    After devoting a few of the most recent editions of "Samples Of The Week" to break down sample-heavy albums by J. Cole, Lupe Fiasco. Joey Bada$$ and Fabolous, we return to the usual format this week.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: January 26 - February 3
    Here it is, our weekly spotlight of songs that HNHH readers pushed to the top of our charts
  • Cover of Rap Industry Recap: January
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place.
  • Cover of Big Sean Reveals Official Artwork & Tracklist For "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Just 24 hours after releasing his monster new single “Blessings” with Drake and Kanye West, Big Sean decides to reveal the official artwork and tracklist to his upcoming album Dark Sky Paradise, via iTunes pre-orders.
  • Cover of Stream Earlly Mac's "God Knows" EP
    Earlly Mac has been rocking with Big Sean's Finally Famous crew from the beginning, but he's only recently started to create his own lane. While he's already proved himself with a couple of strong records, his new God Knows EP should establish him as an act to watch in 2015.
  • Cover of Big Sean Announces Title For Upcoming Album [Update: "Dark Sky Paradise" Release Date Revealed]
    While his track "I Don't Fuck With You" is still in heavy rotation, G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean announces the title of his next album, Dark Sky Paradise.
  • Cover of Big Sean On "Control" Not Making His Album: "I Don't Fuck With Negative Shit"
    Big Sean scored the biggest hit of his career this summer, and he's preparing to conjure the creative energy that made "IDFWU" such a success for his upcoming album, Dark Sky Paradise. The GOOD Music rapper sat down with Complex to discuss his next moves.
  • Cover of ASAP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko Make Forbes "30 Under 30" List
    Making the Forbes list in an honor often romanticized in rap, and if the latest "30 under 30" list is any indication, more and more hip hop and R&B artists will find themselves in the Forbes tax bracket.
  • Cover of Big Sean, Mila J, John Legend & More To Perform At Power 106's "Valentine's Crush" Show
    Every February, Power 106 gathers a few artists to melt some hearts at their "Valentine's Crush" concert, and the initial lineup for 2015's event has just gone public. In a tweet that went out this morning, the L.A.
  • Cover of Big Sean's "IDFWU" Originally Intended For Justin Bieber
    It appears that Big Sean’s infectious club banger, "IDFWU", was originally intended for the hands of another pop artist. According to one the song’s producers, Mike Free, the hyped anthem was actually created with Justin Bieber's vocals in mind. Free told XXL Magazine recently,
  • Cover of Review: Shady Records "Shady XV"
    Fifteen years of Shady Records represents an unusual time for rap music, transitioning out of the shiny suit era and into a bubble featuring new names. Aside from D12 and Obie Trice releases, the label’s existence was mostly tied to Eminem signing a certain Queens MC.
  • Cover of Watch Full Cali Christmas Sets From J. Cole, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean & More
    Last night, Power 106's massive annual Cali Christmas concert went down in The Forum in Inglewood, and featured performances from industry heavyweights such as J. Cole, Chris Brown, Big Sean, T.I., Trey Songz, Tinashe, G-Eazy, Kalin And Myles, Lil Jon and Kid Ink.
  • Cover of Big Sean Says His New Album Is "Pretty Much Ready"
    Big Sean continues to tease us about his forthcoming album, which doesn't have a title just yet (at least not one we know of).
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