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Big Sean, ‘What Goes Around’ – Song Review

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While we wait for the release of Big Sean‘s debut album ‘Finally Famous,’ the rapper has released a new song to iTunes called ‘What Goes Around.’

Sean makes the case that what goes around comes around, although he probably doesn’t need to make the argument — we believed it when Justin Timberlake told us the same thing years ago.

Sean was signed by Kanye West, and ‘What Goes Around’ sounds a lot like a Kanye song, with extravagant production that includes samples, piano, occasional bursts of guitar and a hook performed by female backup singers.

Lyrically, Big Sean rhymes about becoming part of an exclusive club: “Man, I’m chilling wit’ Jays, ‘Ye’s, and Common Senses / It’s crazy when legends are peers and your competition.” He also brags, “Now, I can’t tell what’s a better accessory / My new watch or the chick that’s standing right next to me.”

As the song winds down, Sean laughs and says, “This is dedicated to my ex girls … Both of them / It’s also dedicated to everybody who be talkin’ sh– behind my back.

‘What Goes Around’ doesn’t have a cohesive enough message, and it’s a little too quiet to become a blockbuster hit. But it should be enough to hold people over until ‘Finally Famous‘ arrives next month.


Listen to Big Sean, ‘What Goes Around’

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