Hip-hop is enjoying an authentic renaissance thanks to the outstanding work of its up-and-coming artists. Big Sean definitely belongs to that fresh generation of musicians. His latest release, Hall of fame (2013), has consolidated him as one of the most impressive new voices of the genre. His songs feature a pop sensibility that gives the album an arresting appeal. His catchy, rhythmic -and heavily Kanye-influenced- verses play a complementary role to the minimalistic and stripped down beats (many of them produced by the legendary No ID). Big Sean must keep working on finding his true voice, but he is already showing a good amount of confidence. Hall of fame doesn’t quite reach a level of greatness, but it is certainly a testament of growth. The path Big Sean has already embarked on will surely lead him to better music.
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