Big Sean visits ‘Sway in the Morning’ on Shade 45 at SiriusXM Studios on Dec. 16, 2014 in New York City.
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Big Sean, Drake and Kanye West have teamed up for “Blessings,” the latest track to surface in advance of Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise album (due Feb. 24). Compared to the frenzied rush of Sean’s latest hit, “I Don’t F— With You,” “Blessings” takes its time, allowing the rappers to take stock of their surroundings and assert their place in a world where “the future’s the brightest.” The song is produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz; check it out below.
These rappers have collaborated in various iterations before. In 2013, Big Sean showed up on Drake’s “All Me;” in 2014, Sean and Kanye both appeared on Rick Ross’s “Sanctified,” and Kanye subsequently helped produce “I Don’t F— With You.” Rolling Stone suggested that Kanye and Drake last graced a track together back in 2009 (“Forever”). There’s also an “All Of The Lights” remix that finds Lil Wayne, Drake, and Big Sean hopping on the famous Kanye track.
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West’s contributions to “Blessings” are uncredited, and he did not appear on an earlier version of the track. He has been in an highly collaborative mood lately, and three appears to be his magic number. In addition to working on “Blessings,” West recently put out “Only One” with Paul McCartney and Ty Dolla $ign and contributed to “FourFiveSeconds” with Paul McCartney and Rihanna.