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25 Things You Might Not Know About Big Sean

Get the info on hip hop artist Big Sean.

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    Big Sean has been nominated for over a dozen hip hop and new artist awards since 2011.

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    He was born in Santa Monica, California but was raised in Detroit.

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    In XXL's December/January Issue Big Sean opens up about how he wants to make Detroit proud.

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    Big Sean started his own charity foundation, the Sean Anderson Foundation to help those in need in his home city of Detroit.

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    During the production of his second album Hall of Fame, Big Sean included more of his input acting more like a producer.

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    Big Sean has been called to a couple of acting auditions but says his main focus is his music.

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    In 2007 Kanye West signed Big Sean to his own label G.O.O.D Music. Kanye didn't want to give him a chance, but eventually softened up and listened to him rap. Kanye was also the first celebrity Big Sean ever met.

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    During high school Big Sean's freestyle could be heard on a weekly rap battle hosted by a local radio station WHTD.

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    In 2007 Big Sean released his first official mixtape Finally Famous: The Mixtape which included his hit single "Get'cha Some".

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    In 2011 Big Sean landed one of his first magazine covers with True Magazine.

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    After winning the BET Hip Hop Rookie of The Year Award in 2011 Big Sean won the 2012 BET Best New Artist Award.

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    Graduated from Cass Technical High School with a 3.7 GPA.

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    If Big Sean could be any of the X-Men he’d choose to be Gambit or Professor X, if Professor X could walk.

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    Currently is dating Glee star Naya Rivera.

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    Big Sean is a very spiritual person citing the books his mother gave him to read like Asking is Giving, The Alchemist, and The Secret as things that changed his life.

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    Big Sean describes his personal style as experimental; his current favorite brands are Adidas, Alexander Wang, Givenchy, and Balenciaga.

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    Before he dies Big Sean would like to have a family and be a good father, make 50 million, and be part of the progression of Detroit. He wants to leave a legacy behind and something for his family and his children.

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    In the Best of 2011 issue of Source Magazine Big Sean discuses his biggest musical influences: Eminem, Biggie Smalls, and Kanye West.

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    Big Sean went to a private grade school that specialized in poetry.

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    To commemorate his sophomore album Big Sean collaborated with Adidas to create a limited edition, all black shoe, with a map of Detroit on the insole, and lyrics from the album.

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    Big Sean is credited with creating the rap-style super duper flow.

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    Big Sean wrote an R&B song entitled London Bridge that only his personal circle has heard so far.

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    Big Sean is a self proclaimed "Momma's boy" who brought his Mom to Africa and also brought her to meet President Obama.

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    No one knows the current reality of what people living in Detroit are going through, Big Sean sees it as his responsibility to tell their stories.

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    Rhymes & Dimes 2011 Year in Review Issue gets Big Sean's ideas on the true price of fame.

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