Big Sean stopped by Hot 97 to discuss his new album, Hall of Fame, working with No I.D. and Eminem, as well as other records he has planned for the project.
He released his debut album, Finally Famous, in 2011, and the Detroit MC explained that his sophomore set is on a different level musically, and so far the feedback has followed suit. "Every person or MC that I've respected musically, that I've sat and played this album for has respected me back and been like, 'Man, you bout to murk.'"
A face that is widely known around the G.O.O.D. Music compound, Sean praised veteran producer No I.D. for his contributions to Hall of Fame. "No I.D. is somebody who will teach you as much as he can and let you know any secrets he know," Sean said. "Because he wants you to tell your secrets too and ya'll put your ideas together and make something better." Big Sean added, "He is damn near the ambassador of this hip-hop rap culture."
Sean also discussed his collaboration with Eminem, which at this time is still not attached to a specific project. Detailing their time in the studio, Big Sean says he played Em his entire album. "I told him, if it's weak, just tell me to cut it off. I ain't got to play the whole thing. And he was like, 'I'll definitely tell you.' He listened to every song straight through." Getting a seal of approval from the fellow Detroit MC, Eminem said, "'This is an awesome album. I ain't never been surprised like this."
Check the full conversation above, where Big Sean also touches on his new record "Beware" with Lil Wayne and Jhene Aiko, his relationship with Naya Rivera ("I'm in love"), and reveals Jay Electronica will also be included on his album.
Hall of Fame will be released August 27.
[via Hot 97]