Big Sean Said Making Music Felt Like ‘A Burden’ Before He Worked On His Mental Health In 2018

03.25.19 4 weeks ago

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Big Sean had an eventful 2017, releasing his I Decided mixtape in February and his collaborative Metro Boomin album, Double Or Nothing, in December. He was noticeably absent from the hip-hop landscape in 2018, though. He had no major releases, and he only made featured appearances on a handful of songs. Well, today (March 25) is the rapper’s 31st birthday, and he took some time to reflect on the past year of his life: In a series of three Instagram videos, he explained that for a lot of 2018, he was focused on his mental health and finding “clarity.”

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He said that on his birthday last year, “it was good for me but it was wild for me too, because I felt like something wasn’t all the way connecting with my energy. I’m big on energy. And I wasn’t feeling like myself, I couldn’t figure out why.” He said that he has dealt with anxiety and depression since his teenage years, but in 2018, he started seeing a therapist. That process helped him find “clarity,” and helped him find happiness sourced from within himself.

As far as music goes, he’s feeling great about it, saying, “Then I started getting back to making the music, and it started being fun again. I’m making the best music of my life. […] It feels good to be back at a higher level.”

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