Being an early understudy of the Louis Vuitton Don Kanye West himself, it’s natural that Big Sean inherited a sophisticated taste in style.
The Coveteur got the chance to uncover and photography all his style gems, from fly kicks and clothes and studio essentials to awards as decor.
“The first major purchase was I bought my mom a house,” he said. “For her, my grandmother, my brother and myself. So we all lived there, just like a family. I had to get them outta the hood in Detroit… I mean, it’s not like a super big mansion or anything but at least it’s paid for, it’s a super nice house in a gated community.”
In addition to splurge talk and snapshots of him and his accessories, Sean opened up about his approach to the recording process for Dark Sky Paradise.
“Pretty much before I record a song, I meditate,” he said. “I really feel like it’s a spiritual process. Man, I get my mind right, I close my eyes, I concentrate on my breathing. I visualize myself getting to feel the light and connecting to a higher power. I take 10-15 minutes, then I go down there and start vibe-ing out.”
He also talked about the benefits of recording at home. “Dark Sky Paradise sounded different from anything I’ve ever done, because the process was different,” he said. “This album got to be recorded in my house—I built a studio in my house—I just had everybody be a part of the process. I recorded 96% of the album in my house. I had John Legend here, Kanye, Ariana Grande, Jhené [Aiko], you know, Ty Dolla $ign, so on and so forth.”
Check out a few flicks from the piece and see the whole thing here.
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