It's album release day for Big Sean, his I Decided. hitting shelves and digital outlets today. Sean Don has already started receiving plaques for the release, "Bounce Back" going gold earlier this month, but he's been on the receiving end of some other gold as well, Jay Z gifting him a much coveted Roc-A-Fella chain to commemorate the occasion.

Sean posted a photo of himself with the chain to Instagram around midnight, writing, "Hov just gave this to me! Told me I earned it! #IDecided." There's a little bit of poetry to the gesture, Sean starting out under Kanye West who himself received a Roc-A-Fella chain from Jay early in his career. Kanye immortalized that moment with the line "I'm the newest member of the Roc-A-Fella team."

Back then, the chain symbolized a rapper signing to the label, but as Jay has expanded his business ventures to include artist and athlete management, it seems to now represent entering a rarefied circle within rap. I Decided. is released through Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music, which is an imprint of Def Jam, Jay having ties to both. A few weeks back Sean posted a photo of himself with Jay to Instagram, writing, "Thanks for all the advice and guidance, laying the blueprint, and being a inspiration to us all. Happy Birthday to the legend."

Peep both IG flicks below.

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