Big Sean was in a celebratory mood as he kicked off Grammy weekend in L.A. Nominated for two Grammys for “Mercy,” the G.O.O.D. Music rapper was accompanied by his parents—who he planned to get wasted—at VIBE’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Inaugural Impact Awards at the Sunset Tower Hotel on Friday.
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.”