The album's production was primarily handled by No I.D., and Key Wane along with additional production from Hit-Boy, and Da Internz, Mike Dean, Travis Scott, Xaphoon Jones and Young Chop among others.
In September 2011, Big Sean confirmed in an interview with the Daily Tribune that he'll be working on his second album during the I Am Finally Famous Tour and plans to release the album sometime in 2012.
He then began promoting the mixtape, releasing short versions of the songs on his You Tube page.
Sean released a third mixtape hosted by Don Cannon on August 31, 2010 called Finally Famous Vol.
3: BIG, which features include major artists like Bun B, Chip tha Ripper, Curren$y, Tyga, Drake, Mike Posner, Chuck Inglish, Asher Roth, Dom Kennedy and Chiddy Bang. An unauthorized leak of his collaboration with Drake, called "Made" made its way onto the internet on April 30, 2010.
He would lead with Video singles for songs entitled "IDFWU", "Blessings", "I Know", "One Man Can Change The World", and "Play No Games." As of February 1, 2016, Dark Sky Paradise was certified platinum.
On December 31, 2015, Big Sean released a track recapping 2015, "What A Year (Ft. On March 25, 2016, Big Sean released a track to celebrate his 28th birthday, "Get My Shit Together".In his later years in high school, Sean gained a valuable relationship with Detroit hip-hop station WHTD; he would show his rhyming skills on a weekly basis as part of a rap battle contest held by the station.In 2005, Kanye West was doing a radio interview at 102.7 FM.According to Big Sean, West enjoyed his freestyle: "As we get to the entrance of the radio station ... His hit single, "Get'cha Some", produced by Wrigh Trax, attained media attention and led to articles in The Source and the Detroit Metro Times.He also recorded a music video for "Get'cha Some", which was directed by Hype Williams.Big Sean pushed back the release date of his second studio album Hall of Fame, and was eventually released on August 27, 2013.