Kanye West, No I.D., and J. Cole “blown away” by “Hall Of Fame,” according to Big Sean.
Big Sean’s sophomore album, Hall Of Fame, may not hit shelves until 2013, but according to the Detroit wordsmith the album has already received praise from a number of industry heavy’s including J. Cole, No I.D., and Kanye West.
While speaking with MTV News, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper revealed that thus far the artists and publications he’s played the album for have “been blown away” by it.
“Everybody I’ve been playing it for has been shocked. From rappers, from ‘Ye. I played it for Cole to No I.D. Billboard magazine and all these different people and everybody’s just been blown away,” Big Sean revealed. “So you know I’m not trying to hype it up or talk it up, but it’s obviously the best work I’ve done and I’m excited about it.”
In the months leading up to the release of Hall Of Fame, Big Sean has gone on to release a handful of inspirational video blogs that touch on how he’s gotten to where he’s at in his career and what he plans on doing to further his position in music.
He also shared that he hopes the video blogs help and encourage fans to be successful in their own lives.
“The album Hall Of Fame you can just expect a roller coaster, just so many different feelings man. I’ve been doing video blogs lately, giving people inspiration and incite on my life about how I got to where I’m at and how I’m getting to where I’m going,” said Big Sean. “I title them ‘Imagination,’ ‘Fear,’ ‘Reality’ and just talk about different aspects. So hopefully they can take what I learned, put that in their own life, and be happy and successful themselves…I feel like we all deserve to be rich.”
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Kanye West ripped a freestyle over “Say You Will” during a performance in New York City, New York.
Last night, Kanye West made a surprise appearance at the Samsung Galaxy Note II launch Event in New York City, New York.
Yeezy also brought out his frequent collaborator 2 Chainz, running through the latter’s hit “Birthday Song.”
Big Sean more concerned with making money than beef, says Kanye West is very happy in his relationship.
Detroit rapper Big Sean has no time for rap beef and he made that quite clear when asked about the past feud between Lil Wayne and G.O.O.D. Music artist Pusha T during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. Big Sean didn’t seem too bothered by the issues between the two artists and instead revealed that he’s more focused on making money.
“I don’t be knowing what the fuck be going on. Nigga’s is beefing, if they not beefing. I don’t know, don’t nobody know,” said Big Sean in a video posted on NahRight.com. “Who gives a fuck man? I don’t care nothing about that shit…Ain’t nobody dying over that shit. Ain’t nobody dying we making money man.”
Later in the interview, the G.O.O.D. Music emcee spoke on the relationship between Kanye West and reality star Kim Kardashian and revealed that this is the happiest he’s seen Kanye in quite some time.
“That’s the homie man. She’s a cool person all around. I think her and Ye they really make each other happy. I never seen him so happy man. I can’t even remember the last time I seen him so happy. It’s tight man,” Big Sean explained.
Kanye West has not one, but two sex tapes being sold to the highest bidder.
Last week, Kanye West found himself at the mercy of someone who stole a sex tape off of his computer and attempted to shop it to potential outlets.
Now, TMZ reports that West has not one, but two sex tapes being sold to the highest bidder. The second tape is “nearly identical” to the first one and runs a lengthy 40 minutes. West reportedly shot the tapes several years ago with exes.
Sources say that West is unsure how the seller got the tapes, but plans to pursue them with “a legal vengeance.” West’s lawyer released a statement over the weekend reading the seller his or her rights. “Your posting, advertising, marketing, displaying and otherwise disseminating the stolen Screen Shot and/or other materials on the Tape constitute actionable violations of Mr. West’s rights of privacy and publicity,” read the statement.
A law firm representing Kanye West has issued a takedown notice regarding ‘Ye’s sex tape.
Fans and rumor mills alike have been abuzz with the recent news that a sex tape involving Kanye West was being shopped to a number of media outlets.
A lawyer for the Chicago emcee has released a statement to AllHipHop.com regarding the matter, stating that the tape was stolen.
“Be advised that the Screen Shot, as well as the Tape from which the Screen Shot was taken, were illegally obtained and believed to have been stolen from Mr. West’s computer,” wrote Kanye’s lawyer Lisa M. Buckley of Pryor Cashman.
“Your posting, advertising, marketing, displaying and otherwise disseminating the stolen Screen Shot and/or other materials on the Tape constitute actionable violations of Mr. West’s rights of privacy and publicity,” added the notice.
“We hereby demand that you: (1) immediately cease and desist from posting, advertising, marketing, displaying and disseminating the illegally obtained Screen Shot of Mr. West,” demands the notice.
Roscoe Dash says that he wasn’t credited in writing songs for Kanye West and Wale, while G.O.O.D. Music released “Cruel Summer.” Missy Elliott also made her grand return.
This week, Roscoe Dash made some heavy-hitting claimsdirected towards Kanye West and Wale, claiming that he wrote songs for them and didn’t receive proper credit. Speaking of ‘Ye, his G.O.O.D. Music crew released its new album Cruel Summer this week, making the media rounds to promote the project. And Missy Elliott is back with a pair of new singles - "Triple Threat" and "9th Inning" - appearing on New York City, New York radio stations and MTV to speak on a slew of topics ranging from the posthumous Aaliyah album to a potential all-female tour.
Roscoe Dash made some inflammatory claims this week. Taking to Twitter to air his grievances, the Atlanta, Georgia rapper asserted that he wrote Kanye West's “To the World” and the hook for Wale's"Lotus Flower Bomb" featuring Miguel, explaining that he’s publicly putting them on blast as a lesson to others. “[T]here are so many ppl who wanna be apart of the industry but dnt Kno half of the shit that goes on,” justified Dash. Wale’s Maybach Music Group partner Meek Mill responded on Twitter with a quick jab: “Yo @roscoedash u must not b getting no money b! Lol.” Miguel also addressed the controversy. “Wale and another artist that I recently met penned the original ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’ chorus and I came in and added the second half or the end part…I’m not going to explain myself, this is retarded,” he said.
G.O.O.D. Music had a good week. The Kanye West-fronted crew released its new album Cruel Summer, unleashing one of the most anticipated projects of the year. HipHopDX gave the album a solid review, claiming that it isn’t for the casual Kanye fan. “Fans expecting to hear more of a traditional Kanye sound (whatever that is) on Cruel Summer need look elsewhere,” we wrote. “G.O.O.D. Music’s first outing successfully showcases the collective’s talents, but it’s ultimately an underachieving and uneven effort.” The team spent the week making the media rounds, while West released a video explaining the creative approach he took to recording and shaping the LP.
Missy Elliott finally made her grand return. After teasing that she would drop a pair of singles on Labor Day, the veteran emcee unleashed her pair of singles "Triple Threat" and "9th Inning," both produced by and featuring Timbaland. Missy and Tim dropped by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club and Hot 97’s Angie Martinez Show to discuss the posthumous Aaliyah album, claiming that they were not contacted to participate in the project and think that it’s “fabricated.” The femcee then hit BET’s on her own, claiming that her album is “crazy” and will make people think that “we never left.” Finally, she hopped on the RapFix Live couch to talk about creating an all-female music tour and the beef between Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim.
Big Sean says his G.O.O.D. Music crew compares to some of Hip Hop’s most heralded cliques.
Big Sean has lofty aspirations for himself and his fellow G.O.O.D. Music members.
In an interview with MTV News, the Detroit emcee compared G.O.O.D. Music - comprised of Kanye West, Pusha T, Common, and others - to some of the most storied collectives in Hip Hop history.
"When we rocked Made in America as a G.O.O.D. Music team, it just reminded how I used to look at Bad Boy and how they had big productions and how I used to look at Death Row or Roc-A-Fella," explained Sean.
"It’s just really tight to be a part of something," added Big Sean. "It’s really tight to be a part of a family, especially sharing a stage with the heroes you looked up to from Jay to ‘Ye, Common, all that.”
G.O.O.D. Music will have an opportunity to make an argument for its place in history when it drops its first album, Cruel Summer, next week.
Watch the interview below:
Big Sean recounts how Kanye West and Jay-Z came to be on a track with him.
"I did the chorus in London to the beat and ‘Ye liked it or whatever [but] I was the first one to do my verse. So I did my verse first, sent it back to him, and didn’t hear anything back for a while [but] then people were talking about it," explained the Detroit rapper.
Big Sean continued, saying that he started hearing positive feeback from a number oe people, including 2 Chainz. “Then I get a call a little bit later after that, and somebody told me that Hov is on the record and I was like, ‘damn,’ ” he said. “They were like Hov and ‘Ye hopped on it, so I’m thinking, ‘Ah, they’re probably gonna take my verse off even though I laced it’ — you know, the Throne, Kanye and Jay … but then I get the call like, ‘Nah, it’s you Kanye and Jay-Z.’”
Sean explained the conflicting feelings he had upon hearing the news. “I remember the first thing I thought was, ‘Damn, I’m excited as hell,” and then I was like, ‘Damn, I wish I ain’t have to do my verse first,” he added, laughing. “But I think it’s well-represented and it’s on the G.O.O.D. Music album and it’s on my next album too.”
Watch the interview below:
Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean get the top spot with their new “Clique,” as a Lil Wayne track hits hard, along with Talib Kweli, Mac Miller, and others.
The Fall is almost here, but with it comes the rise of new music (get it?). Alot has happened over the past few weeks, and our Top Singles list is proof that once artists really get their creative gears going, the results are big. We have some returns this week, but for the most part a lot of it is brand new from some mixtapes that dropped and also some tracks the world has been waiting for. It’s always a good sign when an artist delivers - for both the fans and the artists themselves.
A Kim Kardashian reference really goes far doesn’t it? Just kidding, but Yeezy’s line in the latest track"Clique" did pack enough punch to be internet gold: “Eat breakfast at Gucci / My girl a superstar all from a home movie.” Sure, he’s making a reference to Kim K’s sex tape with Ray J, but Kim’s man can’t do it then who can? At Jay-Z’s curated Made In America festival this past weekend, the three-the-heard-way combo of Kanye, Jay, and Big Sean performed this track “Clique.” The teaser artworkfollowed, then the snippet. Long story short, it made it to the tippy top of our list at #1. Congrats, guys.Big Sean had a busy week on the list outisde of the top spot. He reached #4 with "100," #6 with "RWT,"and closed out the list at #10 with "24K Of Gold."
Everyone was spiraling over Lil Wayne’s new mixtape Dedication 4 with DJ Drama (check out ourreview). The biggest controversy on the tape was of course on Weezy’s remake of Kanye West’s"Mercy" where an assist from Nicki Minaj turned into an admission of adopting the Republican party. Per Nicki: “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney / You lazy bitches are fucking up the economy.” Well then. Surprisingly, that song didn’t hit our top singles list, but "Green Ranger" with J. Cole did at #2. Meanwhile, DJ Khaled’s "Hip-Hop" will never go away. That’s on the list yet again at #8. If you missed our review of Kiss The Ring, read it here.
Kanye West acknowledges his girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s sex tape with Ray J.
The song, which is set to be included on G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer album (September 18th), touts a bouncy beat and chanting vocal sample. On the track, ‘Ye references the fact that his girlfriend Kim Kardashianbecame famous off of her sex tape with R&B singer Ray J.
"Break records in Louis / Ate breakfast at Gucci / My girl a superstar all from a home movie / Bow on our arrival the un-American idols," raps West on the snippet.
Preview the song below.