The Juice Podcast: Big Sean On ‘Dark Sky Paradise,’ Recording With Ariana Grande Kanye West

Big Sean

Big Sean 

Billboard Staff

If you haven’t heard, Big Sean doesn’t give a f—. But the rapper’s mentality runs deeper than “I Don’t Give a F—,” the first single from his upcoming Dark Sky Paradise album.

Big Sean’s third studio album is Exhibit A. It’s his strongest yet, because it features him at his most transparent and confident.

Big Sean Previews ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ Album: ‘I Want to Be the Best’

“For this album … I put my situations, my personal life all out there, and I love it,” he said on this week’s episode of The Juice Podcast.

Before previewing Dark Sky Paradise in New York City on Wednesday — with Jay Z, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and more in attendance — Big Sean stopped by The Juice Podcast to talk with myself and co-hosts ItsTheReal’s Jeff and Eric Rosenthal on the making of Dark Sky Paradise and his new state of mind. Check out the 36th episode of the Juice Podcast below:

Big Sean also shares how it is recording with his girlfriend, singer Ariana Grande (especially on songs about crazy lovers: “Research”), color-coordinating with the G.O.O.D. Music team and being left off Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late song, “Used To.”

Dark Sky Paradise comes out on Tuesday.