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    Tue, 08 Feb 2011 12:53:47

    Big Sean's "Finally Famous: The Album" is Due in March - The first single, "My Last," is available on his Facebook page

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    Detroit rapper and producer Big Sean, who has established a web presence in the multi-millions with his trilogy of Finally Famous mixtapes, and his non-stop string of self-produced gone-viral videos, finally graduates to the front line with his official debut, Finally Famous: The Album. The platter is due for release in March on his mentor Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam label. The first single features Chris Brown and produced by No ID and it is available at Big Sean's Facebook page. Go here to check it out. It's pretty. It has some AutoTune. It bumps. I dig.

    Big Sean's career has gone into overdrive since October 2010, when he appeared on the BET Awards telecast, after earning "New Joint" status at 106 & Park two months earlier. Also in October, his most recent G.O.O.D. Music mixtape was issued. That mixtape, Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG, was hosted by Don Cannon. BIG, which has received over 650,000 downloads to date, spun off a slew of video clips including "What U Doin (Bullshitting)" (over 955,000 views on #1 music site VEVO), "Supa Dupa Lemonade" (over 1.3 million views on YouTube), "Too Fake" (featur¬ing Chiddy Bang, over 770,000 views on YouTube), "Ambiguous" (featuring Mike Posner), and "Memories" (released two weeks ago on Complex.com). Sean was also featured on five tracks off of Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy recording sessions, four of which were part of the G.O.O.D Friday Campaign and the fifth, "See Me Now," is featured as a bonus track on the album.

    A brief Big Sean bio: 22-year old Sean Anderson started rapping as a 12-year old at the progressive Waldorf School in Detroit. In high school, he and a friend formed a duo, then entered and won the "Friday Night Cipher" MC contest at hip-hop radio giant Hot 102.7. The win earned them a spot to rap live on-air every Friday night for nearly a year. It was on one of those Friday nights around 2005 that Sean encountered Kanye West, back in the Late Registration era, 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.

    "I remember in the eighth grade I told myself, man I'm going to be signed to Def Jam," says Sean. "I always put it out into the universe and I think it was written for me. I was meant to inspire people, I was meant to make music. There's been so many nights where instead of going out I've had to work and was depressed so I feel like I deserve this. This is what I was meant to do."

    Dreams do come true and yes, Sean, you deserve it.

    Did you check out Big Sean's "My Last" on Facebook?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    02.08.11




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