Big Sean is giving viewers a prime look into his album process with the newly released “Dark Sky Paradise” documentary. What was initially dropped on Tidal, the full visual debuted on YouTube (June 13), and takes onlookers into the studio while the Detroit, Mich. native pieces together his third album.
From playing tracks like “Research” to “Skyscrapers,” the Roc Nation member switched his focus to his previous album Hall Of Fame, which dropped in 2013. The project, which was met with mixed reviews, featured the charting hits “Fire” and “Beware” with Jhene Aiko and Lil Wayne. But for Sean, he saw it as an opportunity to come back even stronger on his current album.
In an interview with Radio.com, Big Sean talked about the non-pressure of putting together this project and just sticking true to life’s events. “To keep it real I just put myself all the way out there. A lot of situations I went through this year were very dark. From romantic to personal to losing a lot of friends to things that a lot of people go through. I’m not trying to have anybody feel sorry for me or anything,” he said. “It’s just things I went through. And I put myself all the way out there. Through the dark times. All in all, I come from Detroit. I was able to make it out my neighborhood. And this life is paradise even at the darkest times.”
As one of the many artists that represent their hometown to the fullest, the Motor City inbred also recently created a studio at his alma mater Cass Tech High School.
Peep how the creative juices flow for the “I Know” rapper.