Big Sean may have once been considered all hype, but he has steadily established himself in the past couple of years. Only a few years into his career, he's got hits, endorsements, co-signs, and even one of the hottest chicks in the game (Glee star and Complex cover girl, Naya Rivera) on his arm. And with his second studio album, Hall of Fame (which drops on August 27), he shows no signs of slowing down.
Opening with the KeY Wane produced “Nothing Can Stop You” to closing with the No I.D. produced “All Figured Out,” Hall of Fame shows Sean has grown past the awe of finally being famous to managing that fame and trying to create something that might actually get him in the Hall of Fame one day. There's plenty of highlights on the album too, notably the Jhene Aiko and Lil Wayne assisted “Beware,” as well as “Toyota Music” and the Nas and Kid Cudi featured “First Chain.”
But here's the thing about Big Sean: Over the years, he's not only established himself as a star but also established a number of tics. For one, he's known for his ad-libs as much as his actual rhymes. Big Sean is the reason why you can't even say a phrase like "Oh god" without five of your annoying friends responding, "Oh gawd!" Sean also loves putting on for his hometown of Detroit. So after carefully listening to his new album, we broke down a bunch of Sean's refereneces on Hall of Fame. Just in case you were curious about how many times Sean repped his city, said "Boi," or referenced his crew, G.O.O.D. Music.
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