Big Sean lay low in 2018 after dropping two projects the previous year: the solid I Decided and the more polarizing Double or Nothing with Metro Boomin. He’s teased that he’ll be singing more on his upcoming LP, but let’s hope the Detroit MC gets back to what he does best: stuffing verses with zany punchlines and larger-than-life boasts. Hip-hop can sometimes feel siloed, with fewer mainstream acts for us all to agree on, and Big Sean might not crack many Mt. Rushmores, but there’s no denying the unifying power of hits like “I Don’t Fuck With You” and “Bounce Back.” Let’s hope he comes out strong in 2019 with a few more. —Grant Rindner