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Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, (born March 25, 1988), is an American rap/hip-hop artist, who primarily goes by the stage name Big Sean He was born in Santa Monica, Californiamarker and moved to the Detroit, Michiganmarker area at two months of age. Sean signed with Kanye West’s GOOD Music in 2007, and then in 2008 signed with Island Def Jam. He has been featured in The Source, as well as the Detroit Metro Times.

Early life

Sean was raised by his mother along with his grandparents, who he thanks for the instilling in him hard work and determination, setting him up for his current success. In his early childhood Sean attended Detroit Waldorf School , a school for the arts. After 8th grade, Sean attended Cass Technical High School. In his later years in high school, Sean gained a valuable relationship with local Detroit Hip Hop station 102.7 FMmarker; he would show his rhyming skills on a weekly basis as part of a rap battle contest the station held on a regular basis.

Music career

In 2005, Kanye West was doing a radio interview at 102.7 FMmarker; hearing about this, Sean headed over to the station to meet West. After gaining a strong relationship with the station from his previous rap battle routines, he was allowed in and allowed to talk to Kanye about his rhyming skills. After leaving a demo tape and along with free styling for West, Sean left him impressed. Two years later, after months of submitting and fine-tuning Sean’s work, West finally signed Big Sean to [[GOOD Music].

Finally Famous-The Mixtape (2007)

In 2007, Big Sean released his first official mixtape “Finally Famous-The Mixtape”. His hit single, “Getcha Some”, gave him strong media attention and led to articles in The Source, along with the Detroit Metro Times. He also recorded a music video for “Getcha Some”, which was directed by Hype Williams.The mixtape also featured the song "Get Em"(prod by 93 P), which showcased the talent for metaphors/wordplay that helped Sean gain the attention of his peers.

U Know Big Sean–Finally Famous Vol. 2 (2009)

Sean also released a second mixtape, which is hosted by Mick Boogie on April 16, 2009 called “U Know Big Sean–Finally Famous Vol. 2”.

Finally Famous (2010)

"Finally Famous" the album is being slated to release in spring 2010. It will be Sean’s debut album and is said to include a plethora of hip-hop heavy weights. Some names include: Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Mr. Hudson and The-Dream, Drake.

Style and Clothing

In late October, 2008 Big Sean was featured in The Source and highlighted the "Style" section of the magazine. In this article Sean talks about his own personal style and tells that his favorite clothing brands are 10. Deep, Billionaire Boys Club, and Bape. Big Sean also posed in the Winter, 2008 Billionaire Boys Club lookbook.


Studio albums


Featured Songs

  • Kanye West feat. Mr. Hudson, Kid Cudi, & Big Sean -"Paranoid (G.O.O.D. Music Remix)"
  • Kanye West feat. Big Sean -"Good Morning (Kickdrums Remix)"
  • Teriyaki Boyz feat. Kanye West & Big Sean -"Teriya Kingz"
  • Mike Posner & The Brain Trust feat. Big Sean -"Cooler Than Me"
  • 88 Keys feat. Big Sean -"21 & Over"
  • Yo Dah & Tommy Lee feat. Big Sean, Lil' Wayne, SparkDawg, Joell Ortiz, Sum 41, & J-Son -"Loser (Remix)"
  • GLC feat. Big Sean & Chip Tha Ripper -"Okay"
  • Mike Posner feat. Big Sean & Pat Piff - Smoke and Drive
  • Mario feat. Big Sean - Before She Said Hi
  • Big Sean feat. Kanye West- Glenwood
  • Fly. Union feat. Big Sean - Poed Up
  • Mike Posner feat. Big Sean & Freddie Gibbs - Bring Me Down
  • Mike Posner feat. Big Sean - Speed of Sound
  • Big Shan feat. Big Sean - Getcha Mind Right
  • Jay. K feat. Big Sean - Paper Chaser
  • Malik Yusef feat. Big Sean & Anna Marie Cardinalli - V.E.R.S.E. (Very Entertaining Recitals Spit Effortlessly)
  • Pat Piff feat. Big Sean - People Mover
  • Pat Piff feat. Big Sean - Outti
  • Pat Piff feat. Big Sean & Harrell - Lifestyles Of The Finally Famous
  • Peter Bjorn & John feat. Big Sean, Black Milk, & T3 - Just The Past
  • Ro Spit feat. Big Sean, Bun B, & Curt@!n$ - #1
  • Wale feat. Big Sean, Mike Posner, & Ken Starr - Wonder Why
  • XV feat. Big Sean - Life vs. Livin'


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