When you introduce someone who has all the hits to a man who only does it big, magic is bound to happen.
Big Sean—who is in full-blown music-release mode—and Hit-Boy have shared their new collaborative EP What You Expect on Friday, a week after revealing the project’s lead single “What A Life” alongside a bee-filled music video.
“I was bout to drop a new song tonight, but then I thought… nah, instead I’m a drop 5 new songs tonight,” Sean wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “… Album next! But I ain’t feel like waiting til I was done wit da album bruh, I wanna drop new music, n keep! Fuckin! dropping!”
The new project—which features assistance from Lil Durk, Babyface Ray, 42 Dugg, and Bryson Tiller—is surely not the first time Sean and Hit-Boy have linked, with their musical paths having crossed back in the G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer days in 2012 on “Clique.” And Hit-Boy is no stranger to collaborative efforts, either, after having scored a Grammy for Best Rap Album with Nas on King’s Disease, and sharing its follow-up in 2021, as well.
The project is Sean’s first proper effort since he released Detroit 2 in 2020. The album, which debuted atop the Billboard 200, is also up for Grammy contention. So far in his career, Sean has racked up six Recording Academy nods to his name.
Check out the six-track What You Expect below. Sean also shared the video for “Loyal to a Fault” featuring Bryson Tiller and Lil Durk, whick you can watch up top.