Back in February, Big Sean took the tough decision of postponing his Unfriendly Reminder tour, citing that he needed to “stay focused in the studio.”
It seems like the Detroit native is very confident in the new music that he’s been creating for his upcoming, yet untitled 5th solo album. Talking to Billboard at the Motown Jam benefit on Thursday, Sean explained his state of mind at the moment. “I had some things to work out in my head…I never really took the time out to nurture myself, to take care of myself. It took me a lot of depression having a lot of anxiety to realize something was off. I’ve been getting myself together, getting my mind right. So I have been taking better care of myself and…not only am I bringing my best self to the music but I’m bringing my best self to the table, to my city, to my fans, to the people who are about me.” He said that the music he has recorded is “the best it’s ever sounded.”
The rapper added that he’s still recording and nowhere close to being finished with his album. “I’m not 100 percent ready,” Big Sean noted. “I haven’t been dropping anything, really. I’m just working on it. It’s a process, really. When I’m ready, I’m gonna be ready — I mean, I’m gonna be ready, you know what I’m saying?”
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The Motown Jam was hosted by the rapper and his mother as part of their Sean Anderson Foundation. The $1,000-a-head fundraiser included some up-close-and-personal time with Big Sean, along with a photo opp and an autographed CD, and a chance to sing with a live band in Motown’s famed Studio A.