Big Sean is my favorite rapper on G.O.O.D. Music. No one outside of Tupac cares, but my prayers remain focused on Hall of Fame finalizing itself as the most complete G.O.O.D.-related project since Kanye’s Dark Fantasy.
“Fire” has been in rotation since Sean tossed it out as a freebie earlier this week. The lessons on the importance of family, loyalty and appreciating long road of struggle to achieve success may come off as cliche to some. Yet, the lyrics stuck with me on a deeper level than whether “Sean is nice” or any other topic not related to the song’s true meaning for me.
Sean tapped Miley Cyrus for the visual, who stands as the sole character. As for the reason why, Sean took to Twitter:
A special video for a special song. I got Miley Cyrus for this video because she’s somebody who’s had a personal evolution as a lot of us have had. Besides all the personal stories I tell in the song, there are so many other ways people can make it through the fire. i think Miley did a great job as a metaphor for strong women, being strong person after heartbreak (hence the burning pic that could symbolize her old romance) , or maybe even deeper problems but in the end remaining as elegant as a rose. It’s a cool visual that has a cool concept and meaning to it. Thanks to @MileyCyrus for being down everybody who helped make it happen!
Whether or not Sean, in his heart of hearts, believed that or partially wanted to take part in the media focus that comes with anything Miley-related isn’t for me to judge. That grandma/performance/rehearsal line will hit home from now until “Fire” burns out.