Big Sean has stepped up a gear with his second studio album ‘Hall of Fame’. The American hip hop musician said it was far more inspirational and conceptually-driven than his debut.
He explained the title reflects his dreams: “Obviously this is my second album. I’m not in the Hall of Fame. But I’m somebody who believes in writing down your goals. So to me, ‘Hall of Fame’ is a goal. At the end of my career I want to be in that Hall of Fame. I want to be in the rock ‘n roll Hall of Fame, in the rap Hall of Fame — hopefully they’ll have one by then.”
The disc features guest appearances by Nas, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill and Young Jeezy among others.
Big Sean also gave Miley Cyrus a starring role in his recent video for ‘Fire’.
So, why did he chose her for that?: “It talks about all these stories. But it was fresh that I got Miley in it, and that she was down to be a part of it. Because I wanted to tell the stories that I left out on the song. Which was like the story of a girl who had been through a lot and came out victorious and beautiful. I wanted her to be a metaphor for women in general, and just people in general that came out — made it through their own fire and came out strong, and as beautiful as a rose.”
Big Sean is currently on tour to promote ‘Hall of Fame’ with dates in the US and Canada this month and next.