My Last

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"My Last"
Single by Big Sean featuring Chris Brown
from the album Finally Famous
Released March 1, 2011[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Length 4:14
5:19 (extended version)
Producer(s) No I.D.
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Big Sean singles chronology
"What Yo Name Iz? (Remix)"
"My Last"
"Marvin & Chardonnay"
Chris Brown singles chronology
"My Last"
"One Night Stand"

"My Last" is the first single by American rapper Big Sean from his debut album Finally Famous. The song features R&B singer Chris Brown. The song is produced by No I.D..[2]


Originally, Sean performed both the verses and the chorus but after Brown turned up at one of Sean's shows, the pair connected and Brown suggested the two work together on a song which resulted in Brown singing the chorus.[3] Brown has also done a freestyle over the track. The extended version of the track features Chris Brown's freestyle verse leading the song to 5min19seconds.


The songs instrumental was described by Rap-Up as a "bouncy piano-laced beat".[4] described the beat as "soft keyboard chords that transition well into the hook where a low bass and snare set the pace for Sean's first verse."[5] Sean revealed he originally rejected the beat but gave it a chance after pressurings by the song's producer No I.D.. The song's melody is sampled from the 1988 New Edition hit "Can You Stand the Rain".[6]


Sean described the song as a "real great party song."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot in West Hollywood, California on March 18, 2011.[3] The music video is directed by TAJ Stansberry and features cameos by former GOOD Music artist Kid Cudi and current GOOD Music artist Teyana Taylor.[7] It debuted on VEVO on March 24, 2011.[8] The video of the extended version compiles the regular version of the video and Chris Brown's video of the freestyle.

Critical reception[edit]

Critical reception of the song has been mostly positive with praise going to the chorus and Sean's verses. Chicago Now described the song as featuring a memorable chorus, memorable verses, and a universal theme praising Big Sean's verses.[2] also praised Sean's lyrical abilities.[5]

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ "My Last - Big Sean". Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  2. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b c Rodriguez, Jayson (2011-03-10). "Big Sean Talks Tapping 'Homey' Chris Brown For 'My Last' Single - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  4. ^ "New Music: Big Sean f/ Chris Brown – ‘My Last’". Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  5. ^ a b Big Sean Follow @BigSean   (2011-02-14). "Big Sean ft. Chris Brown - My Last Music Video | Listen". Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  6. ^ "Interview: Big Sean Talks "My Last," His Relationship With No I.D., and Feeling Abandoned". Complex. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  7. ^ "Behind the Video: Big Sean f/ Chris Brown – ‘My Last’". 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  8. ^ "Big Sean - My Last ft. Chris Brown". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  9. ^ "Big Sean – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Big Sean.
  10. ^ "Big Sean – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Big Sean.
  11. ^ "Big Sean – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Big Sean.
  12. ^ "Big Sean – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Big Sean.
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Big Sean – My Last". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  14. ^ "Best of 2011: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 

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