MuchMusic: Big Sean Freestyle Raps on MOD in 2002

Check out this OLD school freestyle of Big Sean on MuchMusic during a school trip. #throwback

Wale ft. Big Sean – “Slight Work” (Behind The Scenes)

Here’s the behind the scenes footage of Wale and Big Sean’s latest video, “Slight Work.”

VICE and Project X’s Party Legends: Big Sean

In this installment of VICE and Project X’s Party Legends, rapper Big Sean gets the first class “golden ticket” to the asses and titties of his homie’s basement-turned-club houseparty.

Big Sean on Bootleg Kev

I got to sit down with my boy Big Sean, we speak about the success of Finally Famous, the direction of his new album (he reveals that there WILL be Kanye production on it, and Kanye and Wiz will be featured on it), being “hotter” than Wiz Khalifa on MTV’s list, being apart of the new wave of MC’s who are currently running the game, being in the studio with Kanye during the recording process of Graduation, meeting Jay-Z for the first time, the new G.O.O.D. Music Album, and he also reveals he will be on Mike Posner’s new single

Wale ft. Big Sean – “Slight Work” Video

Click HERE or the image above to watch the video. Directed by Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez.

Aleesia ft. Big Sean – “Kiss It Bye Bye” Video

Big Sean joins Toronto’s, Aleesia, for her debut video! Directed by RT of the NE Creative Group.

Big Sean #9 On MTV’s 2011 Hottest MCs List

Click HERE or the image above to watch the video!

The biggest part of Big Sean‘s rise over the past year has been the unwavering support of his fans. While he’s signed to a major label (Def Jam) and one of the brightest stars on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, it was those fans mobbing him at the Adidas store in New York and superstar supporters like Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj hopping on his debut album, Finally Famous, that propelled Sean to #9 on MTV News’ Hottest MCs in the Game VII — his first appearance on the list.
Big Sean hit the scene out of Detroit’s west side as Kanye’s newest protégé with 2007′s Finally Famous: The Mixtape. For the next three years, he would release two more volumes in the Finally Famous mixtape series — UKNOWBIGSEAN and BIG — and make the coveted XXL Freshmen cover, all the while promising his debut album was coming soon.

That album, however, seemed like it would never see the light of day. Even when Def Jam gave Sean a September 14, 2010, release date, they eventually pushed it back fearing the album wouldn’t perform.

“This is an artist who kind of had to fight with his label to get this album out,” MTV News producer Steven Roberts said during our Hottest MCs roundtable debate. “I think it was a great thing that as soon as he put out this album, they saw that there was a fanbase there.”

The Detroit MC’s buzz is very real. He steadily built a huge following that transcended the average Web sensation. He also met the other Hottest criteria by clocking impressive sales numbers, having a sustainable impact on the streets, displaying unique style and spitting some pretty impressive lyrics. Then, of course, there are the intangibles. Sean was able to go into places like Atlanta (a city filled with eccentric rap talent like Travis Porter and Roscoe Dash) and the image-conscious Los Angeles and find out what works for them and make it fit him. He was also able to tag along with another famous fan of his, Wiz Khalifa, to tap into the Pittsburgh MC’s sizable Taylor Gang following.

And while Kanye West was in the midst of the creative streak of three lifetimes, Sean’s sound further evolved alongside producer No I.D. The two worked together closely on Finally Famous, with I.D.’s tried-and-true formula oddly complementing Sean’s ever-changing, still-maturing flow.

“Sean did an amazing thing being on G.O.O.D. Music. How do you shine next to Kanye West who takes all the attention?” MTV News’ senior hip-hop writer Rob Markman questioned, citing Yeezy’s reclusive nature throughout the year. “We haven’t seen Kanye West out there like that, and Sean was out there, so arguably maybe he shines brighter throughout the duration of the year than Kanye West.”

With Finally Famous, Sean was able to score four hit records with the viral “I Do It,” the Breezy-laced “My Last,” a #1 song with ‘Ye in “Marvin & Chardonnay” and the percolating ode to the Detroit house scene, the “Dance (A$$)” remix with Nicki Minaj. These tracks could easily be dismissed as products of the label machine, but all of these people — from West to Brown — are fans of Big Sean Don and what he does. They were recruited by Sean or personally reached out to him to collaborate.