Despite releasing I Decided in February of this year, Big Sean is closing 2017 by teaming up with Metro Boomin on a new joint album, Double or Nothing. Announced on Friday (Dec. 1), the rapper and producer divulged the collaborative project in an interview with Billboard. Although the project is still being mixed, the duo says the album will be released soon.
Metro, who’s done similar joint albums with 21 Savage, NAV, and Offset, says the project is inspired by the working relationships that formed so many classic rap albums. “I was born in ’93, and a lot of projects [from that era] had one producer, maybe two. They sounded more cohesive — better as a whole.”
While the album will feature a “pared down” lyrical approach from Sean, he will be addressing police violence and racial inequality. “I believe music is a way of getting away from things,” he said, “but it was heavy on my heart, and I felt the need to talk about it.”
Last month, Sean and Boomin collaborated with 21 Savage for “Pull Up N Wreck,” the first sign of what's to come from their joint project.