Album: Nothing Was the Same

It's taken years, but Big Sean has erased his reputation as "sad-doomed-rapper-signed-to-but-never-coming-out-on-Kanye-West's-G.O.O.D.-Music" and replaced it with one that places him atop the rap game as one of the innovators of flow. It's verses like his on Drake's "All Me" that helped him earn that respect. Switching up the cadence of his delivery multiple times throughout the verse, Sean boasts about his musical, fashion, and sexual prowess, and speaks with a refreshing level of honesty about some of the relationships in his life. He manages to take center stage from Drake and 2 Chainz here, which is quite a feat on its own.