Local Detroit hero Big Sean is making a name for himself in the Hip Hop World. His upcoming release, titled “Finally Famous drops June 28th, and has created a buzz not just here in the Metro Detroit area but all across the country.
Real name Sean Michael Anderson, he moved at two months old to west Detroit (6 mile and Wyoming) where he was raised by his mother and grandmother. Big Sean is often heard saying ” west side ” in his songs , he is referring to the west side of Detroit, Michigan.
Sean got his big break In 2005, when Kanye West was doing a radio interview at 102.7 FM. Sean went over to the station to meet West and perform some free-style raps. Initially Kanye was reluctant to hear the m-c, however he gave Sean 16 bars to rap for him, eventually according to Big Sean “As we get to the entrance of the radio station … we stopped in the middle of the doorway. He starts looking at me and bobbing his head,”. He left a demo-tape as well. Two years later, West finally signed Big Sean to GOOD Music.
Encouraging story for any rapper out there trying to make it. Pick up the album June 28th folks, and check out Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa when they stop in Pontiac Michigan on a 40 city tour.