It’s been 10 years since Big Sean released Finally Famous.
To celebrate the occasion, he has remixed and remastered his 2011 debut album, which spawned the hit singles “My Last” with Chris Brown and “Dance (A$$) [Remix]” with Nicki Minaj, plus appearances from Kanye West, John Legend, The-Dream, and Pusha-T.
“This is the album that changed everything for me. It took me from being a mixtape artist to going from city to city and hearing myself on the radio,” recalled Sean. “My voice was super high. I was just figuring it out, dawg, nervous as hell.”
The deluxe re-release also includes one never-before-heard song from the Finally Famous era called “Freshman 10 (Freestyle),” on which Sean reflects on his XXL Freshman Class photo shoot with J. Cole, Nipsey Hussle, and Wiz Khalifa. “It really takes me back to that time period, that 2010, 2011 moment in my life, so it really fit this body of work of Finally Famous,” he said of the Hit-Boy-produced track.
The Detroit rapper is now working on his next project and hinted at more music to come. “Thank y’all for changing my life wit this, see you soon.”
Stream Finally Famous (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) below.