Big Sean talks about some of the key tracks from the forth-coming ‘Hall Of Fame’ album.
It’s time. I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album. And I have. Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space) . Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul.. The wait is over.
PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.
Despite the Harlem’s rapper’s debut album, Long.Live.A$AP, leaking almost a month before it’s release, the LP will debut at no. 1 tomorrow, selling over 140,000 copies its first week in stores. Long.Live.A$AP dropped on January 15 to generally positive reviews. But the looming question how the album’s premature leak back in late 2012 would affect its sales. The “Goldie” rappers fans clearly were in support, with Hits Daily Double reporting that about 141,000 fans scooped up the album legally stateside. The final sales numbers will be available tomorrow morning via Soundscan, but the project will comfortable land at the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. A$AP is currently overseas promoting the record, having recently performed a cover of Gnarls Barkley‘s “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” (see below) and kicked an exclusive freestyle for DJ Semtex on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Live Lounge. It’s been a whirlwind ride for A$AP who just released his debut mixtape, Live.Love.A$AP on October 31, 2011 (Halloween), which features popular cuts like “Peso” and “Purple Swag.” This March, he is scheduled to be the opener for Rihanna‘s Diamonds World Tour. Now that Long.Live.A$AP is in stores, what do you think of the album?