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DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 06: Big Sean (L) and with special guest Eminem perform in concert in their hometown of Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on November 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
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Here's A Friendly Reminder Of How Epic 2015 Was For Big Sean

Big Sean had a really good 2015. Like, really, really, good. 

“Man, it’s just time to boss up. Everybody, not just us. Everybody out here, get your mind right, get your money right, boss up man. This is the year: 2015 is the year where we get it, become millionaires, multimillionaires.”

Big Sean was speaking prophetically back in February 2015, when he precursored what he now calls the best year of his life. In a six-minute video, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper offers a month-by-month review of just how amazing his year ways, complementing the release of his track, “What A Year.” From interviews, to television appearances, to performances, to video shoots, to personal events, “lit” would be the operative word for Sean Don’s last 365.

Highlights from his #WhatAYear mini-doc included Jay Z’s appearance at J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive Tour, his all-star performance of “IDFWU” at the House of Blues, and his “Finding Paradise” hometown show featuring fellow Detroit spitters Eminem, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, Royce da 5'9", and Trick Trick. Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T and Pharrell make cameos in the clip as well.

“This is what we dreamed of. This is what we had to boss up to get to,” Sean said at the end of the video, rounding out a pretty dope year-in-review.

Watch Big Sean’s #WhatAYear video below:

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