Finally Famous - Big Sean
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. 83
    His debut is a charming start, chronicling his journey from pauper to hip-hop prince. [1 Jul 2011, p.74]
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Aug 8, 2011
    7
    Review: Finally Famous - Big Sean Big Sean goes for it all to show everyone that he is a serious contender in the rap scene with his 2011 album Finally Famous. The young MC from Detroit has the radio in a buzz over the bouncing beats and catchy hooks. It is easy to say that his career has only began and that will definitely last.  I first gave in to the hype and observantly listed to his cameos in Kanye's Good Friday weekly singles. After listening carefully I could truly admitting that he has truly talented flow. That convinced me to listen to his  Finally Famous Vol. 3  mix tape. It had its moments, so that led me to finally listen to for the first time on his long-awaited and fully hyped  Finally Famous album.

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  2. Sep 21, 2011
    10
    OMG, I loved this album!!! Big sean is great!!! The songs are so catchy and his voice is amazing. He is definitely not just a cute face. I'm officially a Big Sean fan. Full Review »
  3. Jul 8, 2011
    0
    Awful, commercialized, played out. Not sure how a song like Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay could be inspired by the aforementioned artist, but that pretty much sums up the motives of the album; created for the masses, cold, and not heartfelt by any means. For all the talking Sean does about being grateful and representing for Detroit, the only thing this album really reflects is his unabashed craving for the limelight and his desire to achieve that by the easiest and most soul-less means necessary. A couple songs try to give that heartfelt vibe (Memories, So Much More), but those tracks are quickly demolished by trash like Dance (one of the worst and most degrading songs of the year) and 100 keys (which actually features a guy less sincere than Sean, officer Ricky). In the end even the heartfelt tracks have a cold and removed vibe to them, it seems fake, there's no real soul in the music. One thing I can say for sure, Marvin Gaye would not be impressed, and clearly neither was I. Full Review »