Big Sean has had little time to rest after the release of his first studio album, “Finally Famous.” The 23-year-old rapper has been touring alongside Wiz Khalifa, lacing tracks with Kelly Rowland (“Lay It On Me), releasing collaborative tracks with Wiz and Curren$y, all the while dominating the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rap Albums chart and nobbing his first MTV VMA nomination due to the success of “Finally Famous.”
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There’s no way else to go but up for Big Sean. His second single, “Marvin and Chardonnay,” featuring Kanye West and Roscoe Dash, climbs fifteen notches to No. 21 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week. “It was all Kanye’s creation. He gave me the beat, Roscoe was already on it,” Big Sean told Billboard.com’s The Juice of “Marvin and Chardonnay.” “He was in Paris, I was in LA and he hit me and was like like, ‘yo, you should put this on your album.’ It was perfect. It was a key necessity for it. We wrote our verses over the phone and just knocked it out.”
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Big Sean recently placed the finishing touches on the video for “Marvin and Chardonnay.” “Hype Williams shot the video, it’s pretty G’d up. It’s the classic Hype Williams,” he says. “We took our time with it. Fine ass girls. We’re [Big Sean, Kanye West and Roscoe Dash] all in there.”
“There’s also another clip [in there] of another video,” Big Sean spills.
A day after performing his hits from “Finally Famous” at Summer Stage in NYC (July 26), Big Sean sat down with The Juice to talk on the success of “Finally Famous,” the recording process sneak behind Ye’ and Jay-Z’s “Watch the Throne,” working with Kelly Rowland and making a stop on a “legends” upcoming tour as well as kicking off his own in November.
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