Big Sean And Hit-Boy Team Up For New Single, ‘What A Life’

‘Only get one life, swear I almost died twice/I went triple platinum more than three times, what a life, man,’ raps Sean.

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Big Sean - Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for iHeartRadio
Big Sean - Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for iHeartRadio

Big Sean and super producer Hit-Boy have teamed up for a brand new single, “What A Life.” The track finds Sean reminiscing on his successes and failures, marveling at the life he’s lived.

“Only get one life, swear I almost died twice/I went triple platinum more than three times, what a life, man,” he raps during the first chorus. Sean also pays tribute to his hometown of Detroit, rapping, “I’m at Ford Field like a tight-end/And I’m makin’ sure all my loose ends tied and/I’m in love with the hustle so it’s never tied-ins.”

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Earlier this summer, Sean celebrate the 10th anniversary of his seminal album, Finally Famous, with an expanded and updated edition of his breakthrough LP. Sean also dropped a video for a new song included on the project, titled “Freshman 10 (Freestyle).”

With guest features from artists like Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, Rick Ross, and more, Finally Famous is brimming with talent and groundbreaking hits like “Marvin & Chardonnay” and “Dance (A$$) (Remix).”

The RIAA platinum Finally Famous was the first of Sean’s five official albums to debut at No.1. His landmark RIAA double-platinum Dark Sky Paradise (2015), I Decided (2017), and Detroit 2 (2020) would all go on to debut across-the-board at No.1 on the pop, R&B/hip-hop, and rap charts.

In addition to his RIAA platinum and multi-platinum albums, Sean’s track record boasts an impressive 18 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum hits.

Outside of rap, Sean has stayed busy this year. In May he announced that he would be hosting a series of videos alongside his mother for Mental Health Awareness month. The series consisted of five weeks of tools to help navigate anxiety and depression.

“Set your attention on intention,” Big Sean shared on Instagram. “My mom has the idea of us introducing basic things that have tremendously helped us and people in our inner circle and your mind is where it all starts.”

Buy or stream “What A Life.”

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