Big Sean is a big deal. Not an April Fools joke, the Detroit rapper received the key to his city on April 1, making him the youngest-ever to receive the honor. He was commended for his philanthropic work with his own charitable organization, The Sean Anderson Foundation, which is responsible for implementing a new school curriculum called “Mogul Prep” to teach high school kids about behind the scenes roles in the music industry. According to Big Sean’s Instagram post, he was rewarded for “motivating the city through my music.”
Today I got one of the highest honors a person can receive, the key to the City Of Detroit. The mayor said he's given it to 3 people… Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordy, and Me. I'm the youngest person to receive this in the history of the city! Thank u for this monumental moment! He honored me and my foundation for motivating the city through my music n messaging and starting an actual curriculum called "Mogul Prep" that teaches kids all the behind the scenes jobs available in the music industry and taught to them at a high school level. This will be applied to Detroit Public Schools come this fall and some schools in Baltimore and more. thanks to my mom for being a teacher n helping w/ this tremendously and our foundation @seanandersonorg. N thanks to all the people that attended this inspiring event! I'm a keep putting my energy into this 🙏🏾
Big Sean dropped his fourth studio album I Decided back in February. Last month, PUMA announced him as their new creative collaborator and global ambassador. He even gave us a tour of his ‘I Decided’ pop up in New York, which you can peep here. Most recently, he featured on a track from Mike WiLL Made-It’s Ransom 2 mixtape – “On The Come Up.” Watch the duo roam Los Angeles in the video below.
In other music news, Gorillaz just dropped a remix of “Saturnz Barz” featuring Popcaan. Listen to it right here.