This album, for me, is the 2nd biggest disappointment I had musically in 2011 (after the sad news of Billie Jo Spears reaching the clearing at the end of her road, now there was a musician).
I bought this album based on the Viper's review where he/she said, "Just Get It!". Well I did. And I don't! Big Sean, firstly, shows his intellect through his language. Constant use of the word "ass" can get a bit tiresome.
I grew up, musically, listening to The Beatles, Stones, Oasis, Bob Seger, The Verve, OCS & Billy Joel. And recently, I listened to and enjoyed Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteens 'Rocky Road' off of his recent album 'Wrecking Ball'. Now this is a song that includes genuine rap. Not some angry young man putting together nonsensical 'lyrics' that may rhyme but don't actually make sense.
Genuinly, listen to 'Rocky Road' and you'll see what I mean. I enjoyed it so much I thought I would purchase a collection of a hard-core rapsters work. I liked Big Seans name on account of my Irish routes. Also, I thought 'hey, this album is current, surely it will touch (on some level) the political unrest in US&A regarding Obama undoing Geo W Bush's good work. But no, to me it's just a lot of blowing air about some bee-at-chays ass & jimmy chongas.
Not for me.