Rap-Up TV: Big Sean Wants to Leave a Legacy with ‘Hall of Fame’

Big Sean has had a big year, and 2013 is looking even bigger with the release of his sophomore album. Before hitting the stage at Power 106’s Cali Christmas, Rap-Up TV caught up with the G.O.O.D. Music rapper backstage to discuss the next single off Hall of Fame, collaborations, and why the album will be different from his 2010 debut Finally Famous.

Sean has been posting inspirational vlogs about his journey. “A lot of the album has that same touch, taste, and tone, just being super inspirational, super intellectual, and of course it’s still got bangers on there too,” he said. “It’s like an emotional roller coaster. You happy, hype as hell, sad as hell, real shit, motivational shit. It’s a great body of work, so I’m excited about it.”

As for the next single, don’t expect another “Guap.” “It’s gonna be completely different from ‘Guap’ or any of the mixtape stuff. It’s gonna be something very serious. It’s really what I wanted to be the first single.”

While he wouldn’t reveal all, expect collaborations with Jhené Aiko, James Fauntleroy, and his G.O.O.D. Music family. “It’s gonna be a hell of a f**king album, for real.”

The Detroit MC is making sure he leaves his mark with the album. “A lot of my songs, even with my first album, they didn’t really teach too much. It had some meaningful stuff on there, but I didn’t get a chance to teach,” he explained. “If you look at people like Bob Marley or even Tupac or ‘Ye and Jay, they’ve taught in their own ways. I want to make sure I teach and leave a legacy.”

Plus, find out what Sean plans to do for the holidays and his New Year’s resolution.