Finally Famous (Deluxe)
Label: Getting Out Our Dreams Inc. (G.O.O.D.) Music / IDJ
Big Sean's major label debut follows three volumes of Finally Famous mixtapes and his first radio hit "My Last" (thanks to an assist from Chris Brown). His victory lap builds momentum with lyrical exercises ("So Much More" and "High") and help from executive producer No I.D. and mentor Kanye West (who appears on "Marvin & Chardonnay"). Sean's best track, a rewrite of the popular mixtape cut "Memories" (for "Memories (Part II)"), gives voice to a winningly sensitive personality sometimes lost amid Finally Famous's slick pop-rap environs.