Big Sean Says "Hall Of Fame" Is "Classic"

Big Sean says he doesn't want to "hype it up too much" but that "Hall of Fame" is "a pure body of work" with "quality songs." The Michigan rapper then talks about threesomes.

Big Sean has called his upcoming album, Hall of Fame, "classic."

"But I don't want to hype it up too much or anything," Sean said in an interview with Rolling Stone. "People hear 'classic' and they expect like Jesus Christ to be on there rapping. What I mean by 'classic' is it's a pure body of work; there's quality songs."

The album is slated to feature some songs that showcase Big Sean's more serious side, according to the interview. "World Ablaze," for instance, details the importance of comforting the sick. "Sometimes, no matter how sick somebody is or how fucked up something is, you have to tell them they're gonna be all right," Sean said of the track. "Sometimes it isn't [true] but the most important thing is you have to tell them things are gonna be okay."

Hall Of Fame is slated to also feature a lighthearted side of the Michigan rapper. "There are songs on there for those Big Sean fans who do just love that super ignorant shit," Sean said. One of those songs will be "Mona Lisa," a song about sex with two partners. "I feel like a threesome is an important part of life," he said. “Something you've got to experience before you die."

Sean also explained how his current girlfriend, actress Naya Rivera, would respond to the song's theme. 

"I don't know if my girl would agree," he said. "I know my girl wouldn't do that."

In June, Big Sean talked about Eminem's response to Hall of Fame. “We talked for like three hours (in the studio) before we played any music,” Sean said. "Then he was like alright, I guess I've got time to hear a couple songs... And then when it was all said and done he was like, 'I’ve never been so impressed or surprised about an album. This one is gonna be big for you.’”

In his more recent interview with Rolling Stone, Sean said that their meeting could lead to more from the Detroit rappers. 

"I'm sure you guys will get a Big Sean-Eminem collaboration sooner or later," the Hall of Fame rapper said. 

Sean's latest video, "Fire," features Miley Cyrus as a model in the clip

Big Sean recently made headlines when he said he could out rap Jay Z and Drake. "Sometimes people don't consider Big Sean as one of the best rappers because Big Sean has only put out one album,” the Finally Famous rapper said in a report published August 8. “So what I was saying was going into this album, I had the mind state of thinking, ‘Man alright, I've been on basically songs with everybody who I really respect man in the rap game. From Jay Z to Kanye [West] to the newcomers, the new guys. And I always stand on my own.' I always stand out and you can never say I've never done a feature where someone's out-rapped me on and it's crazy because a lot of those songs, I would submit my verse first and then people like Kanye or Jay Z or whoever will get it. And it just goes to show you that I'm here for a reason…I’ll hop on a song with Drake and out rap him and that’s my homie. Or Jay Z. Or whoever.”

RELATED: Big Sean "Hall of Fame," Release Date, Cover Art Editions & Tracklist 




    #Good for a nigga to trust himself> word

  • Anonymous

    can't wait 4 this shit 2 leak

  • bigseansucksdick

    he sucks. no substance to this douche bag.

  • imho

    so more songs about sex- yeah..sure to be a classic (sarcastic voice). weve heard that for decades. nothing new

  • Anonymous

    This nigga is crazy! And Miley Cyrus as a model?! that girl is fucked up. And I haven't heard Sean outrap anybody on a song...

  • Anonymous

    i read on for the threesomes, was disappointed.

  • Rap Fan

    Hip Hop is declining when rappers like Big Sean are considered classic after one album. The machine force feeds you garbage and then you consider mediocre rappers so great. SMH

  • Mike

    Not a bad article. Cant wait to hear it.

  • Drizzy!

    September 17th...Nothing Was The Same. OVO 4 life! People need Drake features in order to survive in the music business today. Drizzy's going to win another Grammy! Fuck the haters!

    • Anonymous

      How does Drake's dick taste? Besides, everything you say is bullshit. Drake's not winning another Grammy when Kendrick, Jay Z, Kanye, etc. put out albums.

    • Ja Rule Army

      haters? now son you on Drake's dick and you don't even know it.

  • Anonymous

    I love hip hop, i support new artist like kendrick, yelawolf, j cole, asap rocky, ... but this is a real bitch, fuck big sean!

  • DrebinSlevin

    If you have to constantly tell people your album is a classic before its out, it's not a classic. Hall of Fame will be a half decent album at best.

  • Dentaldambitch

    Yourrrr such a hater. why u gotta hate on my boo boo waynes boy? when i was taking a deepthroat from wayne and getting buttfucked by baby they were browsing the internet and saw ur comment and they started crying which made me shit on babys dick and puke on wayne. i got put on timeout where i get raped by everyone in ymcmb except for tyga and wayne cuz they enjoy it too much. Wayne plz take me back bby.......


    Classic? Really? I can't even think of one good song by this dude. This guy is straight ass (no pun intended). I guess these new artists really are desperate for attention. Be humble. Kendrick didn't go around screaming his album is classic, he let the hip hop community decide not ego. Watch this album go double wood upon release and this dude will get dropped from his label in a split second. Fuckin swag fag lame ass punk. I went to fuck his mom and she tried to play some of her sons music to try and promote it for him and i had to slap her with my dick and make her turn it off. then i took a dump in her mouth to finish her off. shes a good slut who knows how to suck a dick

  • Fans

    Big Sean is the corniest rapper ever next to drake. He has a voice of a lame ole Who knows the album might surprise us, it might sell 30,000 copies overall(sarcasm)

  • ola dioss

    meanwhile in the D with Danny Brown...

  • Anonymous

    Why is Big Sean always touting himself? Release the album and let the numbers do the talking.

  • FlyQ the Anchor

    Hey you! I'm even ashamed anymore cause folks are listening to my shit when I do this. Check me out if you want, or don't whatever. DISCLAIMER: I DONT MAKE GANGSTER RAP OR TALK ABOUT COKE I HAVENT SOLD this song is about not making up my mind and shit to work with me

  • LMAO

    I don't really get it, so it should be a classic like "The Chronic" or "Dreams & Nightmares".

  • Anonymous

    If an artist has to announce themselves as classic , or the best in the game or anything of the sort. That just shows how corny they really are . Obviously nobody else is saying it

    • Anonymous

      Nobody said it the first time around. Clearly Sean's got a lot riding on this next album cause if it flops he's history.

  • smal sean

    Big Sean Says "Hall Of SHAME" Is "Classic GARBAGE"

  • smal sean

    First of all nigga; - dont call yourself Big because you are not Big; - if biggie, pac, big l and big pun would be here you wouldnt have a record deal but you would sweep the floor at mcdonalds - you are all about hype nd nothing more; - classics are not made nowadays.

    • imho

      kendrick lamar made a classic

    • Ja Rule Army [Your Favorite Troll's Favorite Troll]

      n before anybody gets smart 2. should finish with a whole bunch of artists in histiry with that name "Big"

    • Ja Rule Army [Your Favorite Troll's Favorite Troll]

      n anybody wanna catch feelings n feel like responding i got a life so i aint gon be on this :( maybe i ll be on the drake page or NOT

    • Ja Rule Army [Your Favorite Troll's Favorite Troll]

      aww stfu... 1. Big Sean aint gon see youre comment 2. why single him out theres a whole bunch of artists in history with that name 3. those 4 names you mentioned only get so much praised because they're no longer here. refute that, because that's the truth. 2Pac was already seen as annoying with all the bitching he was doing at the end of day, nobody knew Big L outside of Harlem, BIG would have been outshined by Hov and Pun was in Fat Joe's shadow. Hell even Stack Bundles was turned into legend status for a while...shit even SLIM DUNKIN

  • Anonymous

    Saying you're album is a classic doesn't make it one. Leave that to the fans & see if it stands the test of time. If you as the artist have to sit & tell us that your album is 'Classic' is for sure is not & you're definitely just reaching so you can sell your album. Not hating on Big Sean or anything, but you shouldn't be the one calling your own album as classic. You made the album, of course you think it's classic but lets see what the hip hop community thinks. Sad thing is the direction the hip hop community is going nowadays, they'll probably say this watered down album is a classic lol.

  • Anonymous

    it will be as classic as Tony Yayo's debut


    No sorry Sean. Niggas have to deem it a classic. You can't ride your own bullshit wave.

  • classic

    his definition of classic aint mine

  • Anonymous

    Lol Sean's way of promoting his album is by repeatedly saying it's a classic.

  • Anonymous

    wow this is the 10000000000th article where they keep repeating the eminem part about his album. we heard it once ok, we get it. no need to keep repeating it at the bottom of every big sean article

  • Confused Reader

    The thing about Big Sean is he's all potential, no results. He's been signed since 2007 and although label issues/politics may've held him back - most of what he has been doing since when is (all) talk. Have you noticed that with all the album releases this year his name hasn't really been brought up with the artist who've already dropped? (Kid Cudi, Wale, J Cole, Mac Miller, Kanye, Jay-z) My other and final issue with Big Sean is that he lacks depth. He attempts to justify his artistry and this new album for being more persona, introspective and cohesive but you're never really left with anything after listening to a Big Sean. That actually lasts. In summary, all potential, talk and no results. I wish him success but this name dropping, pre hype talk, lack-of-depth-bars and non memorable moments in hip hop history it would be quite an (ironic) stretch to call this album Hall of Fame.

  • Anonymous

    corny ass nicca you will never have a classic

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  • tdc

    Riff Raff's Neon Icon will be closer to a "classic" than ANY album Big Sean ever puts out.

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