G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean recently updated fans on the status of his upcoming Hall of Fame solo album and revealed his intent on letting fellow Detroit native Eminem give it a listen.
According to Sean, he wants the LP retail-ready before letting Slim Shady critique it.
Sean is putting the finishing touches on his sophomore album Hall of Fame and expects to drop a new single this month. “It’s almost done, finally. We took our time with it, perfected it, got great songs on there,” he told Rap-Up TV. “I can’t wait for people to hear it. It’s gonna be surprising. Something new, something fresh, heartfelt, meaningful, fun–all different types of feelings on this album.” The follow-up to his 2011 debut Finally Famous includes appearances from Miguel, Jhené Aiko, Kid Cudi, Nas, Common, and his G.O.O.D. Music family. Once he’s done recording, he plans to play the album for fellow Detroit rapper Eminem. “I wanted to make sure my album was completely done before I went and played it for him,” said Sean. “I know a while ago he reached out.” (Rap-Up)
Back in November, Sean spilled the beans on Marshall Mathers reaching out to him.
“Em didn’t come to the [‘Guap’ music] video. Em didn’t come but let me tell you something man,” Sean said in an interview with radio personality Tim Westwood. “Em reached out to me and was like, ‘Come to the studio. Come hang out when you get a chance. We gonna make that happen, man. That’s the legend right there.” (“Tim Westwood TV”)
Back in 2011,, Sean revealed his interest in possibly signing with Shady Records before G.O.O.D. Music.
“Before I met Kanye, I did a rap battle, I used to battle rap,” Sean explained in an interview. “I was real popular. That’s how I got a good relationship with this radio station that I met Kanye at, but anyway, they were doing this rap battle to where this prize was $10,000 and a single deal from like Shady Music, Eminem and all them. So DJ Whoo Kid came and everybody judged and I snuck in. I wasn’t even old enough to participate in it, but I lied about my age. I got all the way to the final round and lost to some dude. But I really thought I won but the crowd was more on his side. So I lost but DJ Whoo Kid and them were like, ‘We gonna keep in contact and we’re gonna do this and this.’ Obviously they didn’t but then after I got on with Kanye, I met Whoo Kid again and you know, it was all good and Whoo Kid was like, ‘Man, I remember that battle! I was trying to hook it up.’ And I’m like, ‘All right Whoo Kid.’ But you know, Whoo Kid is my homie for life so it’s all good but yeah, that actually did happen once. I tried to hook up with Shady [Records] but G.O.O.D. Music was the perfect fit. I couldn’t be happier.” (Deal With No Deal)
Much like Big Sean, Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill sought out rap mogul Jay-Z for an opinion on his debut.
Jay isn’t a yes-man, however, and in an effort to assist the “I’ma Boss” rapper on his debut, the veteran MC had no problem giving his honest opinion. Meek recalled a particular track he played for Jay that didn’t quite hit the mark. ” ‘Don’t even worry about that joint, go to the next one,’ ” Mill remembered Jay saying about the unnamed song. “Hov will mess up your whole confidence,” he continued. “That joint might not even make the album no more because you got a great like that telling you [no].” (MTV)
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