Detroit (mixtape)

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Detroit
Detroit by Big Sean cover.jpg
Mixtape by Big Sean
Released September 5, 2012
Recorded 2011–12
Genre Hip hop
Length 61:31
Label
Producer
Big Sean chronology
Finally Famous
(2011)Finally Famous2011
Detroit
(2012)
Hall of Fame
(2013)Hall of Fame2013

Detroit is the fourth mixtape by American rapper Big Sean. It was released for free download on September 5, 2012, by G.O.O.D. Music. Detroit features guest appearances from these fellow rappers such as J. Cole, Juicy J, King Chip, French Montana, Royce da 5'9", Kendrick Lamar and Tyga - along with track narrations by Common, Young Jeezy and Snoop Lion. Wale and Wiz Khalifa are also featured in the bonus tracks. American singers includes Chris Brown, Jhené Aiko, James Fauntleroy and Mike Posner. Production derives from Hit-Boy, Da Internz, 808 Mafia's own producers Lex Luger and Southside and KeY Wane, among others. The mixtape primarily consisted of these completed original songs.

Detroit caused the mixtape site DatPiff to crash upon the mixtape's eventual release. It was viewed 1.5 million times on the day of release and was downloaded close to 700,000—with 500,000 downloads within three hours. Detroit has been downloaded over a million times.[1]

Background[edit]

On August 20, 2012, Big Sean first announced the mixtape via Twitter and a YouTube video, titled "Big Sean Mixtape Announcement 1972". [2] Big Sean released three song previews in the shape of short music videos as promotion before the mixtape release; "How It Feel" on August 21, "24 Karats of Gold" on August 28 and "RWT" on September 4. Sean paid for the expenses of the videos himself.[3] The title of the mixtape pays homage to Sean's hometown of Detroit.

Reception and accolades[edit]

Detroit received widespread critical acclaim from music critics and fans, who hailed it as Sean's best work. The mixtape was named the 26th best album of 2012 by Complex magazine.[4] It also won Best Mixtape at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Higher" KeY Wane 3:50
2. "24K of Gold" (featuring J. Cole) KeY Wane 3:42
3. "Story by Common" (performed by Common)   1:30
4. "How It Feel" Million $ Mano 3:39
5. "Woke Up" (featuring Say It Ain't Tone, Early Mac, Mike Posner and James Fauntleroy) 4:44
6. "Experimental" (featuring Juicy J and King Chip)
  • Rami Beatz
  • Dez
4:34
7. "Mula" (featuring French Montana) 4:06
8. "Story by Young Jeezy" (performed by Young Jeezy)   1:51
9. "100" (featuring Royce da 5'9" and Kendrick Lamar) Don Cannon 5:36
10. "Sellin' Dreams" (featuring Chris Brown) Da Internz 3:06
11. "I'm Gonna Be" (featuring Jhené Aiko) KeY Wane 3:05
12. "FFOE" Lex Luger 4:10
13. "Do What I Gotta Do" (featuring Tyga)
2:35
14. "Story by Snoop Lion" (performed by Snoop Lion)   1:31
15. "RWT"
2:19
16. "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" Hit-Boy 4:46
Notes

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