Album Review | Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise

I don’t like Big Sean. Big Sean is probably the second corniest rapper in modern Hip Hop behind Birdman. His voice is so fucking annoying too. Basically he’s Drake if Drake couldn’t sing and had a more annoying voice. Dark Sky Paradise? What the fuck is that even supposed to mean? I can already tell that he’s gonna try to make this album really dark, but he’s just gonna fail and end up looking SILLY. This nigga cannot rap. The only verse from him that I can think of that I actually liked was on Don’t Play by Travis Scott. There’s nothing wrong with a grown man who enjoys Big Sean’s music, but I don’t even think that kind of person exists. I’m not expecting much from this. Both of his previous albums are garbage. Everybody seemed to love his mixtape Detroit, but I thought that shit was wack af. There were a few good songs, but most of ‘em were just awful. All of his music is either too poppy or unbearably generic.

Track 1: Dark Sky (Skyscrapers) [Prod. Boi-1da]

Oh no. He’s already doing that yelling shit. It’s like he’s yelling, but he’s trying not to be too loud. It’s the same shit Drake always does on songs like 6 God. His flow isn’t very good. The beat is actually pretty dope. This hook is annoying as hell. Everything about this song is annoying except the beat. Good job, Boi-1da. Bad job, Big Sean. Not feelin’ it. 2/5

Track 2: Blessings Feat. Drake (Prod. Vinylz & Boi-1da)


I don’t know why Big Sean keeps repeating the same words. It doesn’t sound good. On the previous song he said “check to check to living check to check to check to check” & “no neck and neck Two girls is breast to breast to breast to breast” and on this song he’s sayin’ “Blessings on blessings on blessings” & “that’s lessons on lessons on lessons” This nigga is STUPID! I hate this shit so far. Big Sean is just so fucking lame. I would expect these bars from a 12 year old or something, but this is just awful for a man his age. The hook isn’t that bad. It’s nothing special tho. Drake’s verse wasn’t that bad. It really wasn’t anything special, but I liked it way better than Big Sean’s part. The beat is cool. It woulda been a lot better with a more interesting rapper. This song is boring to me. The beat’s cool tho. And the hook isn’t that bad. Nothing in this song is actually bad (except Big Sean’s first verse), but it’s just not very good. 3/5

Track 3: All Your Fault Feat. Kanye West (Prod. Kanye West, OG Webbie, Travis Scott & DJ Mano)

All Your Fault

This soul sample is nice. The autotune doesn’t really hurt the hook. It’s nice to hear a rap verse from Kanye after Only One and Wolves. This beat is dope af. Kanye’s flow is dope. This hook is actually dope af. Big Sean actually wasn’t that bad. His flow was dope af. When Big Sean & Kanye was tradin’ bars at the end that was dope af. I fuck with this song. This is dope af. 5/5

Track 4: I Don’t Fuck With You Feat. E-40 (Prod. DJ Mustard, Kanye West, Mike Free, Key Wane & DJ Dahi)

I Don't Fuck With You

I hate this fucking song. I’ve always hated this song. I hated it before everyone became addicted to it. I don’t hate it because it gets blasted right in my fuckin’ ear every fuckin’ day. I hate it because it’s a terrible song. The beat is incredibly disappointing. There are five fucking producers. FIVE. That number alone should mean that this beat is fucking amazing. It’s even worse once you hear their actual names. Kanye West & DJ Dahi made this shit? This is the best they could do? DJ Dahi & Kanye West… That should be a fucking amazing beat. This better not be the only time they ever collaborate. It just sounds like every other DJ Mustard beat with slightly more effort put into it than usual. The hook is so fucking annoying. “I don’t give a fuck, I don’t give a fuck I don’t, I don’t, I don’t give a fuck / Bitch, I don’t give a fuck about you, or anything that you do / Don’t give a fuck about you, or anything that you do.” Really? That’s kind of hard to believe since you dedicated a whole fucking song to her. And by her I mean his ex-girlfriend, Naya Rivera. That’s who this song is about. This song is boring af. This is seriously the kind of song that a teenage girl would make. E-40’s verse… was actually not that bad… but it didn’t save the song. Fuck this song. This shit wack af. 1/5

Track 5: Play No Games Feat. Chris Brown & Ty$ (Prod. Jay John Henry & Key Wane)

Why does this song have Chris Brown AND Ty$? I never understood why some songs have two singers. They don’t sound that different from each other. This beat is nothing special. This is another teenage girl song. Another Drake song. Big Sean has an average flow. This is boring. The hook is bad. It sounds terrible. This isn’t a very good beat. Ty$ really doesn’t do shit on this song. He just sings the bridge. His feature was completely unnecessary. This is wack. Not feelin’ this shit. 2/5

Track 6: Paradise (Prod. Mike WiLL Made It)


This is that same shit that was on that terrible mixtape by Mike WiLL Made It (Damn my reviews used to be awful. Didn’t even bother spellin’ shit right). This beat is still shitty. The hook is still fucking terrible. He did it again… “base to base to base” What the fuck is this shit? All of the bridges and interludes completely ruin the flow of the song… I guess he decided to spit a new verse for the album version of this song… His flow is actually dope af on that verse. Not feelin’ the overall track. 2/5

Track 7: Win Some, Lose Some Feat. Jhené Aiko (Prod. T-Minus)

It’s been a while since I heard a T-Minus beat. This beat is dope af. Not feelin’ the hook. This shit is soft af. If you liked Beware you’ll like this song. I hate that song tho. Not my kinda song. Songs about relationships are just… corny as fuck. Not feelin’ this shit. 2/5

Track 8: Stay Down (Prod. Da Internz & L&F)

This beat isn’t bad, but this hook is so fucking terrible. I can already tell that I’m gonna give this a 1 and it hasn’t even really started. Holy shit nevermind I’m already halfway through. What the fuck is this shit? This isn’t even Hip Hop. Why the fuck is Big Sean singing? Big Sean has one of the most annoying voices ever. Nobody wants to hear him sing. This is fucking terrible. I wish I could give this 0/5. Fuck this song. Fuck you Big Sean. This shit is wack af. 1/5

Track 9: I Know Feat. Jhené Aiko (Prod. DJ Mustard & Key Wane)

You can definitely tell that this is a DJ Mustard beat. This hook is terrible. NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR YOU SING BIG SEAN. JHENÉ AIKO HARMONIZING WITH YOU DOESN’T MAKE IT BETTER. FUCK you. This is terrible. The singing is terrible and its boring af. Even if he was a good singer this wouldn’t be a good song. This shit wack af. 1/5

Track 10: Deep Feat. Lil Wayne (Prod. DJ Mustard & Key Wane)

This hook is bad. He’s singing again for some reason. I actually like the beat. It doesn’t sound like a Mustard beat at all. “My name is Sean ’cause I shine”  That is just awful. That is so bad. That is just… so fucking bad. His flow isn’t bad or anything. The hook is tho. Lil Wayne is rapping now. “I feel like Sean, don’t get enough shine / Is it because he ain’t got the tattoos? He ain’t throwing up signs / Well, let me throw up mine” Sorry Wayne, but Big Sean definitely gets way too much shine. Weezy & Sean both had cool flows and the beat was dope, but they had some stupid ass bars and the hook is bad. You know what would’ve made this a good song? A verse from Cyhi The Prynce. Not feelin’ it. 2/5

Track 11: One Man Can Change The World Feat. Kanye West & John Legend (Prod. Amaire Johnson)

One Man Can Change The World


Track 12: Outro (Prod. DJ Dahi)

This beat isn’t bad. This beat is actually dope. I really don’t need to hear Big Sean rappin’ about girls. That’s such a boring topic. There isn’t a hook, so this song is a lot better than the last few tracks. He’s not singing. He’s actually rapping. That last line where he gives you his phone number is kinda cool I guess. It’s not a bad song. It’s alright. 3/5

Final Thoughts:

That shit was bad. Big Sean honestly wouldn’t be that bad if he stopped acting like a teenager with an easy life. Teenagers with easy lives aren’t interesting. At all. Big Sean just needs to stop singing, stop making terrible hooks, tell DJ Mustard to leave him the fuck alone, and find some better topics. Well, that’s what he has to do for me to like him at least. Whatever he’s doing is clearly working for some reason. I really don’t get why people like this so much. People are calling this shit “classic.” I don’t care if you liked this shit or not, but you shouldn’t be calling this classic. Sorry. Actually, if you think this album is “classic” then I’m not sorry. One of the comments for the last song on this album was “Big Sean just became legend.” NOPE.

Favorite Song: All Your Fault

Least Favorite Song: Stay Down




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