Before the album's release, Big Sean released a handful of his inspirational , which gets in touch on how far he has gotten to where he's at throughout his career and what he plans on doing to further his position in music. That was a 17% decline in sales from his debut studio album , which also debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and sold 87,000 copies in its first week. Many rappers were offended by the lyrics, even though they were not explicitly mentioned. Random skits also slightly interrupt the flow of the album, but if you're looking for motivational music centered on the money, the cars, the clothes and hoes, this album is sure to get plenty of replays on your iPod and local radio stations alike. In August 2013, Big Sean told the album was primarily produced by No I. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. As of February 2015, the album has sold 155,000 copies in the United States.
The album also charted internationally, peaking at number 56 on the and number 10 on the. However, said that the album lacks any classic material. During the recording sessions on the album, Sean revealed , , , and were going to be appearing as featured artists, while West, , , and will provide production on the album. However, he could not include it on the album due to clearing issues. However, he explained Eminem was too busy working on his album to get on Hall of Fame. Archived from on February 11, 2015.
Archived from on January 2, 2014. At , which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an score of 72, based on 14 reviews. Starting on February 23, 2013, Sean began a European tour in promotion of the album, which continued until March 13, 2013. Archived from the original on September 22, 2016. However, the album's release date was yet again delayed. Archived from the original on August 31, 2013.
Kyle Anderson of positively compared the album to the late 90's releases by and said that Big Sean easily outshines all the featured artists on the album. After initially announcing a December 18, 2012, release date for the album, it was revealed the album would be pushed back to February 2013, because it was not ready yet. In July 2013, Sean revealed would be featured on the album. Archived from on November 1, 2013. Hall of Fame received generally positive reviews from critics. Archived from the original on July 10, 2014.
Archived from on August 25, 2015. On August 14, 2013, the song was sent to radio as one of the album's. In its second week, the album sold 18,000 copies in the United States. K-Dot opened up a space for rap to do that, or at least reminded folks of the sorts of things used to do with the art form. Some people are going to hate it; regardless, I'm just doing me. Rappers including Lupe Fiasco, , , , , , , The Mad Rapper, and , among others released their responses or diss songs, within the following week.
Some people are going to like it. He then announced the final from , and other members of. Archived from the original on March 26, 2014. The mood is so consistently upbeat and agreeable that nearly everything works, especially the tracks that pair Sean with a strong singer. The song was produced by and. Archived from the original on July 10, 2014.
A little over a month later, Sean revealed the standard and deluxe edition album covers via his. On April 26, 2013, Sean then finally had some studio session with Eminem, which included and. He even went on by saying the fact that he wants to teach, while making his lasting impact on peoples' lives with this second album. On March 12, 2013, along with revealing a slew of songs on the album, Big Sean stated that there will be songs featuring , and on the album. In the following month, during a listening session, he revealed additional guest appearances on the album from , and Doughboyz Cashout.
On September 28, 2013, Sean released a 23-minute documentary covering the development and making of the album, which began 269 days before the project's release. The mixtape features guest appearances from fellow rappers , , , , , , , , and , along with track narrations by , and. Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Most of Sean's content still teems with predictable material risking leaving listeners disinterested. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. It was released on August 27, 2013, by and. Most of his feature from , , , Common, , , , Wale, Wiz Khalifa, , and , among others.
After hearing it, it's clear that Sean is ready to earn his place. Production was provided by , , and. He revealed the expected release date of June 2013. On November 28, 2012, in an interview with , Sean revealed that he had to invited to come to the studio, along with him announcing that he had renamed the album from Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player to just titled Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013.
The mixtape consisted of previously unreleased songs. Title Writer s Producer s Length 1. At the beginning of February, Sean stated the album was almost finished, and the second single would be released in the same month. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. David Drake of named the album an example of a. The final track listing contained guest appearances from Ellie Goulding, Lil Wayne, Jhené Aiko, Nas, Kid Cudi, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Jeezy, Payroll of Doughboyz Cashout, , Miguel, 2 Chainz, , , and Common.