’12 Best Mixtapes: #2 Big Sean Detroit


Following the success of his Cruel Summer hits (“Mercy”, “Clique”) as well as Meek Mill’s “Burn”, Big Sean cordially invited fans to his hometown with his fourth mixtape, Detroit. The Motor City’s new shining star travels down the road to stardom on the opener “Higher” and depicts his lavish lifestyle over the soulful sounds of Barry White on “How I Feel”. Right on! Sean Don keeps the celebratory tracks intact (“Experimental”, “FFOE”, “Woke Up”) while stacking more than enough bread with French Montana on “Mula”. Things aren’t all boastful though as Big displays his vulnerability and lyrical growth alongside fellow rhyme slingers like Royce Da 5’9″ and Kendrick Lamar (“100”) and J.Cole (“24 Karats Of Gold”). Cohesive and conceptual with skits from Common, Young Jeezy, and Snoop Lion, Detroit feels like a Def Jam album. Take your time with Hall Of Fame cause this collection was heaven sent. Oh God!

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  • Lincoln Ricketts

    Should be number 1, This was a Great collective piece of rap, from bangers to lyrical shit

  • Steve

    This project was the total package indeed. Got more downloads than Dedication 4. “How It Feel” was such a smooth record. And im guessing Rich Forever is number one?

  • e

    I Agree 100%

  • Stunna

    so no It’s Tha World……………………

  • Get Real

    #OhGawd This tape IS an album. Lol. Rich Forever is and should be no.1 b/c it set the bar for every tape in 2012 w/ it’s late Dec’11 release. Say what you want about YN, Ross, &/or MMG but Rich Forever is a must have in the collection.

  • Fuck rap radar

    This should be #1. You guys are smoking rocks.

  • Stop dickriding

    I think this and HITstory are this past year’s best

  • Sippin’ Simon

    This was a great mixtape but definitely not #2. #BFK was better than this. So was 4evaNDay

  • VDUB

    Number 2? really? Y’all got this all wrong man. This should’ve been number 1.

  • realfan

    this was a horrible mixtape, besides 24k of gold, higher and maybe mula the rest of the tape is a huge drop off for big sean, considering it took him 2 yrs to release it after pushing it back multiple times. im looking for a good big sean album man, and how about cold corner 2. Banks on pt. that should be number 1

  • realfan

    guap is also on some little mermaid bullshit how can that even be considered a hot record?

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  • Mark

    This was the best mixtapes of 2012

  • g

    should be 1… sean be spitting

  • myG

    this track was good i hope his album better though whats up with these rapper releasing better mixtapes than album well not most rappers but maaany

  • myG

    MIXTAPE* ^^

  • cj

    this mixtape was garbage. he spends too much time with justin beiber

  • Rap Critic

    My Top 10 Albums of 2012.. http://rap-critic.blogspot.co.uk/

  • trae

    mixtape was better than his last album for sure. Detroit is solid

  • @ Dashing

    Better than Joey Badass mixtape though?

    This site is weak as fuck nowadays, I respect the dudes YN and Bdot but their taste in music is like an average hiphop head when everyone knows (suspects) that they’re real hiphop heads.

    Big Seans tape was top 5, and Ross is #1 but a lot of albums and mixtapes that were discussed amongst the ones with the deepest love for this shit all year were not even mentioned.

  • Sean definitely went in on “Detroit”! Had everything that we could expect, we chose to highlight it too!
    Y’all should check out my list here:
    Let me know what you think and leave a comment! Got some overlaps with RR and some other new ones. Naming 10 best is impossible but we are trying to throw some shine on projects that we thought were great from 2012.

  • Jaymalls

    Should be #1 IMO but i aimt mad at Ross taking it!

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  • lilrizq

    Not really a big Big Sean fan, think he sounds to much like Kanye. But I do like about 3 or 4 tracks off the mixtape though. now look at this video I edited for my homie “The Voice”.

  • The original lucci

    Nice bouncy mixtape, just a mixtape though not album quality #2 should’ve been meek mill. Dc2 got more play I slept on big Sean doe he nice!!! Good music u little biitch!!!

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