Detroit Free Press: “Eminem’s verse instantly ramped up the room’s energy”

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A cozy crowd of Detroit friends and family got first dibs on a listen to Big Sean’s upcoming fourth album, a project long under wraps and in flux. “I Decided,” due Friday, was premiered Sunday night for a tight-knit audience of about 100 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). (via Detroit Free Press)

 

Sunday night’s event was the first unveiling of the full “I Decided,” a reflective, nostalgic but assertive album of bangers and rap ballads — topped with a propulsive Eminem pairing that instantly ramped up the room’s energy. The party followed months of build-up that included the singles “Bounce Back” and “Moves” along with a “Saturday Night Live” debut of “Sunday Morning Jetpack.”

 

With a pair of Michigan medallions dangling at his chest, the Cass Tech grad was clearly in his moment as he rapped along to the record and soaked up crowd response. Up first was the introspective, soul-tinged “The Light,” followed by the hit “Bounce Back” and perhaps the night’s most-awaited track, “No Favors,” the high-energy Eminem collaboration that got one partygoer yelling, “The whole city’s been waiting for this!”

 

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