• Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2011
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 63
  2. Negative: 10 out of 63

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  1. 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 unabashedAwful, 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. Expand
  2. Feb 6, 2014
    0
    Genre: Rap
    I'm not exactly a fan of this music genre but I can appreciate certain artists. Finally Famous however is just a terrible album and features possibly the worst song I've ever had the misfortune to listen to in Dance A$$ (not only is it painful to listen to but the lyrics are simply embarrassing).

    If this is what rap scene is offering nowadays then I'll pass thank you.
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. Dec 6, 2011
    50
    Finally Famous is sporadically fun but adds nothing to the ongoing evolution of hip hop, in the mainstream down.
  2. 83
    His debut is a charming start, chronicling his journey from pauper to hip-hop prince. [1 Jul 2011, p.74]
  3. Aug 4, 2011
    80
    No doubt about it, Finally Famous is full of good music.