4th Quarter

Album: Untitled EP (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This is one of four songs released on September 12, 2014 on an untitled EP, through Big Sean's website. The cut is a follow-up to "1st Quarter Freestyle," which came out earlier in the year.
  • The song finds Sean telling listeners what's going on in his life, as well as giving his view on what's going on in the world. Part of the last verse finds the rapper recalling hearing about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. He was in Mexico at the time, recording with Kanye West and the G.O.O.D Music crew when a news report on the killing of Michael Brown came on the television. Work immediately came to a halt. "We couldn't believe it," Sean recalled to Complex magazine. "'Ye was like, 'Man, this is insane.'"

    Sean stepped away to call his mother. "She told me, 'You need to show that you care, but your grandma isn't doing good, you need to be here,'" he said. "I've been getting better at capturing those moments and putting them in my music."

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