Big Sean Hopes To "Teach And Leave A Legacy" With "Hall Of Fame" LP

Big Sean discusses his aspirations for his upcoming sophomore LP "Hall of Fame."

Even though he missed the mark on a 2012 release by a small margin, Big Sean's upcoming sophomore release Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player is poised to be one of the biggest releases of 2013. Now, in a recent interview with Rap-Up, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper discusses his approach to the project.

Big Sean said that Hall of Fame will be a far more inspirational and conceptually-driven project than his debut Finally Famous: The Album. He explained that he wants to create a larger, lasting impact with the album, similar to the kinds of legacies achieved by the likes of Tupac and Kanye West.

"The vlogs I've been talking about reality and imagination, a lot of the album has that same touch, taste, and tone, just being super inspirational, super intellectual, and of course it’s still got bangers on there too,” he said. “It’s like an emotional roller coaster. You happy, hype as hell, sad as hell, real shit, motivational shit. It’s a great body of work, so I’m excited about it.”

He continued, “A lot of my songs, even with my first album, they didn’t really teach too much. It had some meaningful stuff on there, but I didn’t get a chance to teach. If you look at people like Bob Marley or even Tupac or ‘Ye and Jay, they’ve taught in their own ways. I want to make sure I teach and leave a legacy.”

Check out the full interview below.

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  • eternal soldiereternal soldier Posts: 1,236 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I can respect that he wants to be remembered and it's not impossible but just do you don't force us to remember you. I guess when your boss' first two albums are regarded as classics you gotta try to compete when that isn't the case because Ye allowed his album to naturally come together. Guess we'll see what happens.
    rip.dillaVisionBOasis
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 10,784 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like some of dudes music but this "hall of fame" title and the tropical juice single makes me not take me seriously untill i see it. Also sidenote if you want your album to be one of the best of the year but release it early in the year 9 times out of 10 it will be forgotten by the summer.

    He wants to leave a legacy but all he talking about still in guap is how his mom need a car his homie needs some other shit and he needs his iphone charged right now. C'mon son you still rapping about the same shit from FF the album.
  • lamontbdclamontbdc Posts: 16,030 ✭✭✭✭✭
    if there some type of new rap requirement that is forcing these niggas to just say the dumbest shit ever. you got niggas talking bout selling a mill in a week, labeling their shit classic, and now this nigga talking bout he in the HOF like Pac and Ye. And that he's gonna teach us something

    Wild Selfaladdin1978Muhannad Xpurpngold
  • AggyAFAggyAF chupa mi dolo Posts: 23,189 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    if there some type of new rap requirement that is forcing these niggas to just say the dumbest shit ever. you got niggas talking bout selling a mill in a week, labeling their shit classic, and now this nigga talking bout he in the HOF like Pac and Ye. And that he's gonna teach us something

    thats not what he said but ok
  • DetroitBoi313DetroitBoi313 Posts: 1,476 ✭✭✭✭
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 10,784 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    if there some type of new rap requirement that is forcing these niggas to just say the dumbest shit ever. you got niggas talking bout selling a mill in a week, labeling their shit classic, and now this nigga talking bout he in the HOF like Pac and Ye. And that he's gonna teach us something

    that's the thing tho its not just big sean overhyping albums its a large majority of these rappers dropping albums. Just like how meek was talking about he was gunna go plat first week and damn near every other rapper old and new talking about how their next album is a classic when most times its not.
  • Wild SelfWild Self Posts: 4,226 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    if there some type of new rap requirement that is forcing these niggas to just say the dumbest shit ever. you got niggas talking bout selling a mill in a week, labeling their shit classic, and now this nigga talking bout he in the HOF like Pac and Ye. And that he's gonna teach us something

    People like him is why people don't buy rap albums anymore.
    aladdin1978HyenaKilla
  • King Lee King Lee Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭✭
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    if there some type of new rap requirement that is forcing these niggas to just say the dumbest shit ever. you got niggas talking bout selling a mill in a week, labeling their shit classic, and now this nigga talking bout he in the HOF like Pac and Ye. And that he's gonna teach us something

    that's the thing tho its not just big sean overhyping albums its a large majority of these rappers dropping albums. Just like how meek was talking about he was gunna go plat first week and damn near every other rapper old and new talking about how their next album is a classic when most times its not.

    this, its making everything so underwhelming the only two that I can think of that didn't overhype their music was Future and Kendrick
    HyenaKilla
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 10,784 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    if there some type of new rap requirement that is forcing these niggas to just say the dumbest shit ever. you got niggas talking bout selling a mill in a week, labeling their shit classic, and now this nigga talking bout he in the HOF like Pac and Ye. And that he's gonna teach us something

    that's the thing tho its not just big sean overhyping albums its a large majority of these rappers dropping albums. Just like how meek was talking about he was gunna go plat first week and damn near every other rapper old and new talking about how their next album is a classic when most times its not.

    this, its making everything so underwhelming the only two that I can think of that didn't overhype their music was Future and Kendrick

    agreed and the funny shit is allot these rappers that are going first album or trina get their first big crossover album acting all cocky and shit knowing damn well they got the superfriends cast of features carrying their album. And you right about kendrick and future. Even though i am not a fan of future both of them just dropped their albums and let the album do the talking to whomever listens to thier music.
  • Alot of good comments on here.
    CJ wrote: »
    I like Big Sean but that nigga ain't teaching shit & ain't leaving no type of legacy.

    I like Big Sean too. That Memories joint on FF is a damn near classic, if it's not. He speaking real stuff on there. He does need to rap more about real stuff if he want's to be remembered. But he has potential. He has flow, creativity and metaphors. Let's wait and see. But if things keep going like guap... I don't know man... You don't even have to listen to the song to know what it's about. The title says it all.

    VisionBOasis
  • Mr.LVMr.LV Posts: 8,742 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The hate for big Sean in this thread is strong when he dropped that "Detroit" mixtape everybody on this site was saying that shit sounded like an album, wait until hall of fame drops then cast your judgment on it nobody besides kanye west and few others have heard it.
    AggyAFVisionBOasis
  • antarticpantarticp Posts: 8,371 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2012
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    if there some type of new rap requirement that is forcing these niggas to just say the dumbest shit ever. you got niggas talking bout selling a mill in a week, labeling their shit classic, and now this nigga talking bout he in the HOF like Pac and Ye. And that he's gonna teach us something

    that's the thing tho its not just big sean overhyping albums its a large majority of these rappers dropping albums. Just like how meek was talking about he was gunna go plat first week and damn near every other rapper old and new talking about how their next album is a classic when most times its not.

    if you aint learned by now every rapper is going to over hype thier project EVERY ARTIST ... even Waka flock over hyped his by calling it Wakavelli ... ijs ... EVERYBODY !! no one will ever come out and say I aint really feeling this joint but yall go check it out ... shit i dont think we will ever catch an artist saying ... this album is HOT!!!!! i put my all into but i have to say its not better than my previous work ... they will always say THIS IS MY BEST WORK TO DATE !!!!!
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 10,784 ✭✭✭✭✭
    antarticp wrote: »
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    if there some type of new rap requirement that is forcing these niggas to just say the dumbest shit ever. you got niggas talking bout selling a mill in a week, labeling their shit classic, and now this nigga talking bout he in the HOF like Pac and Ye. And that he's gonna teach us something

    that's the thing tho its not just big sean overhyping albums its a large majority of these rappers dropping albums. Just like how meek was talking about he was gunna go plat first week and damn near every other rapper old and new talking about how their next album is a classic when most times its not.

    if you aint learned by now every rapper is going to over hype thier project EVERY ARTIST ... even Waka flock over hyped his by calling it Wakavelli ... ijs ... EVERYBODY !! no one will ever come out and say I aint really feeling this joint but yall go check it out ... shit i dont think we will ever catch an artist saying ... this album is HOT!!!!! i put my all into but i have to say its not better than my previous work ... they will always say THIS IS MY BEST WORK TO DATE !!!!!

    you right but in the mid 2000's niggas would buy an album based off hype or a previous classic album of an artist btu now they not falling for that shit anymore. and for these new niggas they aint even got a hot previous album and have lots to prove. So when they talk out they ass it don't even equate to sells.
    Wild Self
  • antarticpantarticp Posts: 8,371 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    antarticp wrote: »
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    if there some type of new rap requirement that is forcing these niggas to just say the dumbest shit ever. you got niggas talking bout selling a mill in a week, labeling their shit classic, and now this nigga talking bout he in the HOF like Pac and Ye. And that he's gonna teach us something

    that's the thing tho its not just big sean overhyping albums its a large majority of these rappers dropping albums. Just like how meek was talking about he was gunna go plat first week and damn near every other rapper old and new talking about how their next album is a classic when most times its not.

    if you aint learned by now every rapper is going to over hype thier project EVERY ARTIST ... even Waka flock over hyped his by calling it Wakavelli ... ijs ... EVERYBODY !! no one will ever come out and say I aint really feeling this joint but yall go check it out ... shit i dont think we will ever catch an artist saying ... this album is HOT!!!!! i put my all into but i have to say its not better than my previous work ... they will always say THIS IS MY BEST WORK TO DATE !!!!!

    you right but in the mid 2000's niggas would buy an album based off hype or a previous classic album of an artist btu now they not falling for that shit anymore. and for these new niggas they aint even got a hot previous album and have lots to prove. So when they talk out they ass it don't even equate to sells.

    hey i def agree with ya ... im expecting Trinidad James to say some shit like "my album is the next coming of The Chronic Album" when its time to drop his album lol ;)

    HyenaKilla
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 10,784 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2012
    antarticp wrote: »
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    antarticp wrote: »
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    if there some type of new rap requirement that is forcing these niggas to just say the dumbest shit ever. you got niggas talking bout selling a mill in a week, labeling their shit classic, and now this nigga talking bout he in the HOF like Pac and Ye. And that he's gonna teach us something

    that's the thing tho its not just big sean overhyping albums its a large majority of these rappers dropping albums. Just like how meek was talking about he was gunna go plat first week and damn near every other rapper old and new talking about how their next album is a classic when most times its not.

    if you aint learned by now every rapper is going to over hype thier project EVERY ARTIST ... even Waka flock over hyped his by calling it Wakavelli ... ijs ... EVERYBODY !! no one will ever come out and say I aint really feeling this joint but yall go check it out ... shit i dont think we will ever catch an artist saying ... this album is HOT!!!!! i put my all into but i have to say its not better than my previous work ... they will always say THIS IS MY BEST WORK TO DATE !!!!!

    you right but in the mid 2000's niggas would buy an album based off hype or a previous classic album of an artist btu now they not falling for that shit anymore. and for these new niggas they aint even got a hot previous album and have lots to prove. So when they talk out they ass it don't even equate to sells.

    hey i def agree with ya ... im expecting Trinidad James to say some shit like "my album is the next coming of The Chronic Album" when its time to drop his album lol ;)

    Hahaha some of these hip hop media outlets need to secretly tape after the interview and "leak" it online

    Big Sean: Aye that shit sound good enough to be belived by your viewers

    Interviewer: Yes great bullshitin sean you def was dope at talking out your ass

    Big Sean: Hahaha good boi these fans actually think im gunna make more than 2 serious songs on my next album boi shit is funny as fuck!

    antarticp
  • MrCrookedLetterMrCrookedLetter I'm More Busta Rhymes Than Martin Lawrence Posts: 14,665 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I just want some good music from his album, just like on his Detroit mixtape, I don't give a fuck if he teaches a lesson or not because I don't look to rappers to learn stuff from anyway
    StoneColdMikeyDetroitBoi313
  • soulbrothersoulbrother Daddy Long Stroke Posts: 2,247 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Big Sean better stay in his lane and ride out these last few minutes he got left in music....12:32 (and counting)
    AggyAFVisionBOasisWild SelfGhostdenithegawdTheoretik
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