Just today, Big Sean finally released the new bold, unfiltered, passionate rap hit “Deep Reverence”, featuring rapper Nipsey Hussle. The song is meant to be part of Big Sean’s huge upcoming new album, his fifth studio album Detroit 2. The full album is set to come out on September 4th. The song is in a very upbeat rap style, with many typical lyrics about being a “street legend” and being a big shot living life on the streets. Big Sean also raps uplifting messages about not giving up, respecting oneself, and a little about girls “addicted to social media”. This is all pretty accurate and more common for mainstream rap songs, especially from this popular and successful rapper.
However, this song of his touches on a topic that is much more personal and closer to his heart, and this is very new and different of him. Here, Big Sean uses his successful platform and his music to communicate more personally with his fans and with music listeners around the world as he shows his vulnerability more than ever. According to Daily Mail and many other sources, people are shocked to discover that Big Sean rapped a line hinting at a past miscarriage suffered by him and his current girlfriend, Jhené Aiko. This is very evidently implied by him rapping the line “Should be a billionaire based on the time off I’m not takin/ Probably why the shit with me get crazy and we lost a baby”. This is more than a generic hit; he went on in the song to illustrate to his listeners the pain he has been going through and the true trauma and difficulty of such a tragic event. He talks about his anxiety and his recurring need to take time off, through this extremely significant and powerful line “I’m tryna focus, but baby girl keep holdin’ my mind for ransom”. In addition, he mentioned how he has been trying to reach out to people but communication in his current situation has not been easy, as the trauma has taken a substantial toll on his peace of mind and despite it all he continues to feel pressure from those around him. At the same time, he then talks about his respect for G-d’s plan, which connects to the religious insinuation in title of the song. He tries to insert some positivity and how he has learned to push through this painful memory despite it still affecting him deeply, inspiring others to take the time off that they need and learn to deal with their own adversity. We send our prayers and support for Big Sean and Jhené Aiko, and we are very proud of him for speaking up, sharing a deeply personal event through what he does best, his rap, as he uses it to support and motivate others. The song is available on Spotify and YouTube!