Big Sean’s career has exploded in the last few years since the release of his debut album, Finally Famous. Growing up in the motor city, Sean Anderson started rapping as a 12-year old at the progressive Waldorf School in Detroit. In 2005, after winning numerous Friday Night Ciphers at Detroit’s 102.7, Sean encountered Kanye West who agreed to hear the teenager’s freestyle. It was the contact of a lifetime, which led to Sean’s signing with G.O.O.D. Music in late 2007, and his subsequent signing to Def Jam in 2008. His debut major label effort, Finally Famous (released June 2011) made an impressive #3 Soundscan debut in the U.S., inaugurating G.O.O.D. Music’s joint venture with Island Def Jam Music Group. In 2013, Sean saw his first Grammy nomination and the release of his critically acclaimed sophomore effort, Hall of Fame, which once again held an impressive #3 Soundscan debut in the U.S. With over 10 million records sold to date, Sean became the first rapper to ever perform at The White House earlier this year and has released two successful shoe designs in partnership with adidas Originals. While his professional work as an artist keep him extremely busy, Sean makes the time to use his resources to give back through his Detroit based non-profit, the Sean Anderson Foundation.