Fire

Album: Hall of Fame (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This uplifting cut finds Sean detailing his Detroit upbringing. The choir-backed track was produced by Darhyl "DJ" Camper Jr. The Atlantic City, New Jersey producer placed his first beat at the age of 16 on "Hoodstar" from Bow Wow and Omarion's album, Face Off. Since then, he has worked with the likes of Backstreet Boys, Keyshia Cole, John Legend, R.Kelly and Trey Songz.
  • Miley Cyrus provides the eye candy in the video. Big Sean can only be seen for a brief moment surrounded by flames, giving the former Disney starlet the lead role in the slow-mo clip. "It's about getting through the tough times, through the fire, and always evolving. Whether it's in relationships, personal, in your work, etc.," Sean said of the visual. "Miley's character in the visual represents a metaphor for people who may have changed and evolved into something beautiful, who have evolved past certain relationships—the picture of me burning symbolizes an old romance and coming out victorious and beautiful as a flower."
  • Cyrus is no stranger to the rap world. In May 2013, she teamed up with Snoop Lion for the duet "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" and Jay Z shouted out the singer in the Magna Carta Holy Grail cut, "Somewhereinaamerica." The ex-Hannah Montana star also teamed up with the Hip-Hop beatmaker Mike WiLL Made-It for her hit single, "We Can't Stop."

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