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Single by Big Sean
from the album Hall of Fame
Released October 26, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:31
Label GOOD, Def Jam
Writer(s) Sean Anderson, Tyree Pittman, Dwane Weir II, Alexander Izquierdo, Andrea Martin, Noah Goldstein
Producer(s) Key Wane, Young Chop, Darhyl "Hey DJ" Camper, Rob Kinelski
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Big Sean singles chronology
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"Guap" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Big Sean, released on October 26, 2012, as the first single from his second studio album Hall of Fame (2013).[1] The song was produced by frequent collaborator KeY Wane and Young Chop with additional production from Darhyl "Hey DJ" Camper Jr. and Rob Kinelski. In addition to releasing the single, Big Sean also announced that his next album would be released on December 18, 2012, but it was later pushed back.[2] The song features ad-libs from Kanye West and its producer Key Wane. It has peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.


The song's creation began in March or April 2012. KeY Wane says that Big Sean flew him out to Los Angeles; they went to the studio and were working on the Detroit mixtape and the album. Big Sean was quoted as saying, "Man I recorded these records on my phone about this really good song that I have an idea for." Then he texted Wane the reference; Wane listened to it and was quoted as saying, "Man this could be a really good song."[3] The word guap has its origins as a slang for money.[4][5]


Big Sean described the song as "something that strikes an emotional chord in people." [6] He also said, "Everybody is about to go crazy, this is one of those good feelings, man."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot in Detroit on November 18, 2012. Big Sean shut down Woodward Ave. and most of downtown to film the video.[7] The video was released on December 16, 2012.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Guap"   Sean Anderson, Tyree Pittman, Dwane Weir II, Alexander Izquierdo, Andrea Martin, Noah Goldstein KeY Wane, Young Chop, Darhyl "Hey DJ" Camper, Rob Kinelski 4:31



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000[13]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Guap - Single by Big Sean". iTunes. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame December 18th". Big Sean & Twitter. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "KeY Wane Talks Producing Big Sean's "Guap". XXL Magazine. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "GUAP meaning - What does GUAP mean - Definition of GUAP". Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Cop These adidas Pro Models If You Don't Have Big Sean Money -". Sneaker News. Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
  6. ^ Markman, Rob (8 October 2012). "Big Sean Looks To 'Strike An Emotional Chord' On Hall of Fame Single". MTV. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Detroit Closes Downtown Streets For Big Sean Video Shoot For “Guap” |
  8. ^ Video: Big Sean - Guap
  9. ^ "Big Sean – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Big Sean.
  10. ^ "Big Sean – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Big Sean.
  11. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Big Sean – Gup". Recording Industry Association of America. May 29, 2015. Retrieved June 22, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  13. ^ Jay Balfour. [] Check |url= value (help). Retrieved January 10, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)