Some might say it was easy to tell that Big Sean is planning to open up on his upcoming album “Don Life.”
Because in its first single, “Overtime,” he talks about overcoming mental health struggles, and in a new song from the LP titled “Lucky Me” the rapper revealed that he conquered a serious heart condition as a teenager.
“Lucky me, I was diagnosed with a heart disease at 19 / Doctors said they had to cut it open put a pacemaker on it to put it back on beat / ’Til my mother took me to holistic doctors and they prescribed me magnesium for two weeks / Went back to the regular doctors and they said, ‘Huh? damn, looks like we don’t need to proceed,'” rapped the Detroit artist.
Sean played the single to Entertainment Weekly and also talked about why he’s sharing so much in his new music.
“I’ve never talked about certain things in my life,” he explained. “It just kind of made me realize I need to really express some of these things.”
And in regards to his previous heart condition, Sean explained just how bad it was.
“I couldn’t even walk from one side of the room to the other without getting super tired,” he said. “I passed out once in the shower and got rushed to the emergency room.”
Since the 31-year-old’s last album “I Decided” in 2017, he’s kept a rather low profile, which he later explained had to do with getting help and working on himself.
And at one point, Sean — who’s been noticeably separate from his label boss Kanye West as of late — bought a mansion that belonged to Guns N Roses guitarist Slash. But he was completely miserable.
“When I turned 30 and I moved to Slash’s old house in Beverly Hills, it’s like a dream house, a dream neighborhood,” he stated. “And I was the most unhappy I’ve ever been in my life, and that really don’t make sense because these are some of the things that I always wanted.”
“That’s when I realized that all these things that are conditional can’t really give me the unconditional love that I was in dire need of,” added Sean. “That you come to a point in life where you realize that the car, the house, whatever it is that you thought you wanted, was just a temporary fix.”
A release date for “Don Life” has yet to be announced.