Big Sean News

  • Charts Don't Lie: September 15
    Charts Don't Lie: September 15
    Sep 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM
    In the competition between the same-day release rappers Juicy J and Big Sean Juicy J appears to be taking the lead, although Sean debuted stronger than Juicy initially. Not to say they both haven't fallen quite a few spots-- they have. However Juicy J's fan base remains more persistent that Sean Don, with Stay Trippy selling another 21k at #15 and Hall Of Fame selling only 18k at #24. Will we see Juicy J remain stronger than Sean over a longer period of time?
  • Big Sean's Insane Sneaker Collection
    Big Sean's Insane Sneaker Collection
    Sep 11, 2013 at 09:54 AM
    Big Sean has always had an eye for fashion. The Detroit Superstar from the begging of his career has been rocking Jordans, Blazers, and Dunks to now with his heavy rotation of Adidas.Being Signed to Adidas Sean has had two of his very own models released to the public. With the recent release of the Big Sean Pro Model II and his sophomore album Hall Of Fame we take a look at the top kicks Big Sean has rocked during his career.   
  • Big Sean Speaks On Being Called "The Beyonce Of Rap" By Kanye, Bringing Back The "Supa Dupa" Flow
    Big Sean Speaks On Being Called "The Beyonce Of Rap" By Kanye, Bringing Back The "Supa Dupa" Flow
    Sep 9, 2013 at 07:21 PM
    Big Sean released his sophomore album last month, and we keep learning more about it. In a recent interview with VIBE, Sean explains a few more details of the album, including the role he had in production.
  • Charts Don't Lie: September 8
    Charts Don't Lie: September 8
    Sep 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM
    This week Big Sean and Juicy J enter the Billboard 200, debuting one after another. Each rapper sold a respectable amount, however, it's nothing too crazy. Sean Don actually sold less than his debut album, although he promoted Hall Of Fame as better than his debut, perhaps the fans didn't care that much? They cared enough though-- he moved 72,000 units, which gave him a #3 debut.
  • Origins: The Samples From Big Sean's "Hall Of Fame"
    Origins: The Samples From Big Sean's "Hall Of Fame"
    Sep 4, 2013 at 12:25 PM
    Big Sean's G.O.O.D. Music album Hall Of Fame has been out long enough at this point for us all to properly digest it. The album has generally been received as a step up from his debut effort, Finally Famous, with a selection of beats that reflect who Sean is as a rapper.
  • First Week Sales Projections For Big Sean's "Hall Of Fame" & Juicy J's "Stay Trippy" [Update: Final Numbers Revealed]
    First Week Sales Projections For Big Sean's "Hall Of Fame" & Juicy J's "Stay Trippy" [Update: Final Numbers Revealed]
    Sep 3, 2013 at 06:36 PM
    Big Sean and Juicy J both released two big albums this past Tuesday, but it looks like both album sales maybe short of expectations.
  • Big Sean Is Unsure Why He Isn't Considered A Top Emcee
    Big Sean Is Unsure Why He Isn't Considered A Top Emcee
    Sep 2, 2013 at 06:45 PM
    Big Sean recently stopped by DJ Whoo Kid's Shade 45 radio show and discussed working with Eminem, his new album Hall Of Fame and his relationship with Kanye West, among other things. He also defended his self-appointed status as one of the best rappers currently out.
  • A$AP Rocky Responds To Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse
    A$AP Rocky Responds To Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse
    Sep 2, 2013 at 02:38 PM
    While in Philadelphia performing at Budweiser's Jay Z-curated "Made In America" festival this weekend, A$AP Rocky was asked about his reaction to Kendrick Lamar's infamous verse on Big Sean's Hall Of Fame B-side "Control". 
  • Jay Electronica Wanted "Control" For His Album
    Jay Electronica Wanted "Control" For His Album
    Sep 1, 2013 at 06:42 PM
    The No I.D. produced track that has everyone in hip hop talking, "Control (HOF)" was rumored to be on Big Sean's album, but he released it as a freebie - because how can you even contain that much fire? 
  • Big Sean Says "Fire" Beat Was Intended For Kanye West [Update: "Control" Beat Was Made For Jay Z]
    Big Sean Says "Fire" Beat Was Intended For Kanye West [Update: "Control" Beat Was Made For Jay Z]
    Aug 28, 2013 at 03:38 PM
    Big Sean recently revealed why Kanye West did not appear on his sophomore album, Hall Of Fame, explaining that he and Yeezy had recorded a track together, but it was cut due to it's similar feel to "Fire". What he failed to mention was that "Fire" was given to him from Ye himself.
  • Big Sean Promotes Album And Reps Detroit With New Sneaker
    Big Sean Promotes Album And Reps Detroit With New Sneaker
    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM
    Big Sean is on the eve of his second pro model shoe with Adidas, following in the footsteps of fellow Detroit artist Eminem who also worked on his own shoe collection. These all black renditions of his personal model are the sequel to the original release, which featured a bright red upper and plenty of gold. Noticeably less limited than the original drop, the Blackout Pro Model 2s will be available on August 31st for $160.
  • Hottest Tracks Of The Summer 2013
    Hottest Tracks Of The Summer 2013
    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:48 AM
    Summer is nearing it's end, and while the warm weather will soon subside, the season will be remembered through the tracks that soundtracked it. With plenty of huge releases, we've been pretty spoiled as far as big summer tracks go, with material from the likes of Drake, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and more. We've done our best to catalog the many songs that defined Summer 2013-- take a look at the list and let us know your own summer anthem in the comments below!
  • Photos: Big Sean's "Hall Of Fame" Block Party In Ohio
    Photos: Big Sean's "Hall Of Fame" Block Party In Ohio
    Aug 27, 2013 at 03:17 PM
    Big Sean's new album Hall Of Fame officially dropped today, but Sean Don's been celebrating it. Last week in Ohio at Villa Big Sean held a block party in celebration of the album, and HotNewHipHop was on hand at the event.  We also helped out a few lucky Big Sean fans by hooking them up with the VIP treatment, which included cutting the line and taking a photo with the rapper.
  • Review: Big Sean's "Hall of Fame"
    Review: Big Sean's "Hall of Fame"
    Aug 27, 2013 at 01:09 PM
    It’s been a long road to the top for Big Sean. Back in 2005 after hearing Kanye West was going to be at a local radio station in Detroit for an interview, Big Sean headed down there to chance fate. Two years later he signed with G.O.O.D. Music but it wasn’t until 2011 that his debut album Finally Famous would hit the shelves.
  • Big Sean Covers The Source [Update: Juicy J & Dr. Luke Cover The Source Too]
    Big Sean Covers The Source [Update: Juicy J & Dr. Luke Cover The Source Too]
    Aug 26, 2013 at 04:46 PM
    Big Sean is covering a big issue for The Source magazine, their 16th annual Power 30 list. Peep the cover in the gallery above, and check out some excerpts from the interview below. The magazine will be on newsstands nationwide on September 3rd. On his public persona: “I don’t know, man. I don’t know how the public looks at me…But then I really don’t care anymore, too much, what people say because it’s kind of like I’m trying to prove a point to myself more than anything.”
  • Big Sean Says Kanye West Is "Proud" Of "Hall Of Fame"
    Big Sean Says Kanye West Is "Proud" Of "Hall Of Fame"
    Aug 24, 2013 at 04:29 PM
    Kanye West may not show up on Big Sean's latest album, but he is still a fan of what his GOOD Music teammate is doing. In a recent interview, Sean revealed Ye's thoughts about Hall Of Fame, including the legendary rapper's favorite track from the album. “He was jamming to it, he was proud of it,” said Sean. “There’s always some things that we may disagree on, but as an artist, you just gotta roll with what you wanna roll with. He definitely respects that and supports me and I support him.”
  • Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse Boosts Twitter Following Of All Rappers Mentioned
    Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse Boosts Twitter Following Of All Rappers Mentioned
    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:46 AM
    Kendrick Lamar's verse in "Control" certainly got a lot of people talking about the rapper. In fact, it got a lot of people talking about a lot of rappers-- namely those mentioned in the track. Looking at some stats from each of the emcees social media accounts, it looks like they all gained a considerable amount of followers from the hype around the song.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: August 12-19
    Top Tracks Of The Week: August 12-19
    Aug 22, 2013 at 02:20 AM
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Big Sean, King los, Meek Mill and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
  • Big Sean Speaks On Kid Cudi Shouting Out G.O.O.D. Music On "First Chain" & Ex-Girl Ashley
    Big Sean Speaks On Kid Cudi Shouting Out G.O.O.D. Music On "First Chain" & Ex-Girl Ashley
    Aug 19, 2013 at 05:17 PM
    A new record from Big Sean's Hall Of Fame album leaked today, and it features Sean's former label mate, Kid Cudi, as well as veteran in the game Nas. Many people have noticed Cudder shouting out G.O.O.D. Music at the end of "First Chain," and Sean Don actually spoke on this in a recent interview with Karen Civil.
  • Lyrics Of The Week: August 9-15
    Lyrics Of The Week: August 9-15
    Aug 16, 2013 at 05:15 PM
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of the already infamous verse Kendrick dropped on Big Sean's "Control" this week). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
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