Big Sean said that he would release a solo project before the next Teenty88 project and he is sticking to his word. The Detroit rapper has announced his fourth album, I Decided last week and dropped a new single called “Moves.”
His 14-track album is slated to drop on Feb. 3 and is available for pre-order on iTunes. I Decided is the follow-up to 2015’s Dark Sky Paradise, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
“Can’t wait to share this story with yall,” said Sean. “My whole life changed when I Decided.”
After announcing the album, Sean Don spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the inspiration behind the album, which is being reborn. “That’s not something that people expect from a Big Sean project,” he told EW. “I’m happy we are delivering something unexpected. I’m excited to push the culture and push my artistry to the limit.”
He said he was inspired by a visit he and his mother took to the Motown exhibit with the legendary Berry Gordy. He learned about Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder’s ability to inspire which inspired him and cause a thought-provoking moment about a previous Life for Sean.
“I [told my friend], ‘Sometimes I feel like I was an old man and didn’t succeed in life and asked for a second chance, and this is my second chance.’ He was like, ‘Make that the album,’” explained Sean. “People who can be inspired by it, that’s who I’m doing it for. Everybody else can f**k off or whatever.”
Listen to “Moves” below and preorder the album here.
My 4th album "I Decided." drops 2.3.17.
Preorder + new music at midnite EST.
Can't wait to share this story with yall. pic.twitter.com/zLdFdJ02eK
— Sean Don (@BigSean) December 23, 2016