http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.42080/title ... ew-energy#On February 3, Big Sean’s fourth studio album I Decided. is scheduled for release and before the big day, the Detroit rapper took some time to chop it up with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 radio about creating the project and collaborations that appear on it.
Fellow Motor City native Eminem is one of those few collaborators Sean spoke about. He’s featured on a song called “No Favors,” a track Sean Don reveals that he couldn’t see anybody else featured on and according to Zane, Em doesn’t even sound like himself. The two had previously collaborated on Slim Shady’s “Detroit vs. Everybody” track.
“He was the only person I heard that could be on that song to keep it honest,” Big Sean says. “It kinda reminded me of why I am such an Eminem fan, and why I fell in love with Eminem’s work. The way he’s unique, he’s special…When he did this verse it brought that feeling right back to me. Like, this is like a brand new energy.”
The-Dream is also featured on I Decided. with a track called “Sunday Morning Jetpack,” as one of the few contributors on the project and Sean also says got the chance to play his work for André 3000 and Rick Rubin.
After its release and fans have memorized every single song, the I DECIDED. Tour will be in full effect starting March 17 in Houston.
Eminem's Definition of 'Stan' Added to Oxford English Dictionary
Eminem's definition of "Stan" is now Oxford-approved.
Rewind to 2002 when Slim Shady released the Dido-assisted track about an overzealous fan named Stan who writes a letter to the Detroit rapper. As Exclaim! points out, the Oxford English Dictionary has plucked his version of the word, defining "stan" as both a noun ("An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity") and a verb ("Be an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity").
The dictionary also lists the origin of the word as "Early 21st century: probably with allusion to the 2000 song “Stan” by the American rapper Eminem, about an obsessed fan." Even the OED's sample sentence for the noun makes a reference to a "rap god," which was the title of a 2013 Eminem song: "He has millions of stans who are obsessed with him and call him a rap god."
This wouldn't be the first time an artist's lingo has made the dictionary: Kanye West's "cray," Drake's "YOLO" and Beyoncé's "Bootylicious" were previously added to the OED.