Shouts to Big Sean, met him at that Def Jam 25 last week.
via Shaheem // MTV:
Kanye West can’t tell you the complete background of one of his newer artists, Big Sean, but he can see his guy’s future. Sean may be the next mainstream hip-hop star coming out of Detroit.
“He put out mixtapes. … His story for me was I heard him rap, he killed it and he got signed,” Kanye said.
You couldn’t script Sean’s introduction to Kanye any better. Sean took a page right out of fellow Detroit native Eminem’s handbook and lost himself in the moment — when he was alerted by a friend that ‘Ye would be at a local radio station, Sean came down to try and get on.
“One summer — it was junior year, going into senior year — I had this weak job,” the now 21-year-old explained. “No offense to telemarketers, but I was a telemarketer making $100 a week. … I was cashing my check one Saturday, and it was for $100. One of my best friends called and was like, ‘Yo, Kanye is down at the radio station. If you go down there and rap for him, he’ll sign you.’ ”
In a rush, Sean left the check-cashing place before getting his bread and had to borrow $20 from another friend for transportation. When the youngster got to the station, he used his relationship with the staff to get close to Kanye. West originally denied him, then told him he had 16 seconds — that turned into 10 minutes. Continue reading this post…