Paradise

Album: Dark Sky Paradise (2014)
Charted: 99
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Songfacts®:

  • Over Mike WiLL Made-It's horn-honking beat, Sean raps about how he aspired for success since he was young and now all his hard grind is paying off. This was originally one of the four songs released on September 12, 2014 on an untitled EP, through Big Sean's website. The Mike WiLL Made-It produced track also featured on the producer's Ransom mixtape. An extended version of the tune appears on Sean's Dark Sky Paradise album.
  • Sean told GQ magazine the Dark Sky Paradise album title was inspired by some hard times he went through, while still maintaining a positive outlook. He explained: "It means a lot. First of all it is darker than any album I've ever done. And I went through some dark times just like we all do, with relationships, personal relationships, romantic relationships, creatively. I feel like I had to dig myself out of a hole creatively and bounce back hard."

    "So I built a recording studio in my house," Sean continued. "I had Kanye and a lot of other people come through. It enabled me to live the music out. Almost every feature and producer came through, and we recorded it mostly at night. But throughout all of it, despite all the dark and crazy times I've been through, I still feel this is paradise."

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