Big Sean First Pick For MTV Jams’ Fab 5Posted: July 18, 2011
Click HERE to watch Big Sean talk about how he got his name, the craziest thing that has happened to him on twitter, what he would do with ten dollars, and his advice for groupies.
In the past year, Sean has emerged from being a G.O.O.D. Music understudy to one of the main stars on Kanye West’s squad. With his playful flow and witty lyrics, Sean proved this year that he can make hit records when he snagged the #1 spot on Billboard’s rap singles chart with “My Last” featuring Chris Brown. He also just shot the video for his next single, “Marvin & Chardonnay.” The K. West and Roscoe Dash-assisted track is poised to pick up where his last hit left off.
But who is Big Sean exactly? In his own words:
“Big Sean is a Detroit player, a dreamer. Somebody who went against the grain who realized following your heart is way more important than following your head. And somebody who when I look back on life, I don’t have to say, ‘I wish I coulda, woulda, shoulda did anything.’ “
The pint-sized MC got his moniker because of a 6’8″ friend who had the same name. “His name was Sean too, so they called me Big Sean and him Little Sean, just to be funny,” he said. “It’s way fresher for me to be little and people have to call me big.”
Since rolling with Team Kanye, things have only gotten bigger, and the fame has brought about some strange occurrences for Sean, especially on Twitter. He recalled a time when someone posted a childhood picture, lifted from his grandmother’s house, on the social networking site. “I’m like, ‘How the hell did you get this picture?’ ” he said. “The Internet is powerful; it’s crazy.”
Wise words indeed. Sean also reveals that if he were down to his last $10, he’d splurge on … who else but himself? “I would spend it on the best album in the world: Finally Famous.” That he is!
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