Watch: Big Sean — ‘Road to Hall of Fame’

Road to Hall Of Fame, a short-film directed by Zeno Jones, traces Big Sean across 2012-2013 as he prepares to release his sophomore LP, Hall Of Fame. Clocking in at about 24 minutes, the film goes as far out as 446 days from the Aug. 26 release date of the album. At the start, Sean can be seen rapping and working out verses into his iPhone and then taking them into the studio. The camera takes you inside the studio for the making of several songs off the LP. Travis Scott, Wiz Khalifa, J.Cole, Common, No ID and more make cameos, as does Sean’s girlfriend Naya Rivera. Road to Hall Of Fame also follows Sean to Paris for some creative stimulation and to record with Kanye West.

“Coming from the D, coming from the hood, it’s like who would have thought that you’d get to see Paris or the south of France or Europe, all these different places we’ve been,” say Sean getting poetic. “It does something to you. I truly didn’t understand that till you went. That inspiration is priceless.”