By Rob Markman
Big Sean just treated his fans to the mixtape Detroit, but he’s still prepping his sophomore album for release shortly and now the project officially has a title.
“I decided to call my second album Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player,” Sean announced to a crowd in Montreal, Quebec, on Wednesday night during a performance. “We all strive to be the best. If you don’t do it to be the best I don’t why the f— you do it.”
Sean, who just dropped Cruel Summer along with his G.O.O.D. Music clique says we can expect the album this winter, and back in June, gave MTV News some insight on the upcoming project.
“I’ve been in the studio with [Kanye West], talking with ‘Ye, building ideas with No I.D., even with Nas, with other people and really talking to ’em and soaking up where their minds is at,” he told us, “Then taking that and applying it to what I know myself. It ain’t no choice but to be good.”
After dropping his gold-selling debut Finally Famous the Motor City lyricist began thinking about his growth as an artist. “I also have a sense of how people look at me, just by going on tour, my first solo tour, sold-out tour and seeing the people and kids who looked at me as a role model,” Big Sean said. “That’s when I realized when you got the mic, you got the crowd, you gotta say something, or else your moment in time is wasted. It’s just a whole different thought mentality.”