Big Sean: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

Big Sean has quickly become a big name in the music industry. The 27-year-old rapper from Detroit has earned the respect of the biggest names in the industry, so it’s no surprise that he’s become quite the big name himself. However, despite all the time he’s spent in the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know about Big Sean. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Big Sean. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: He Meditates. Sean admitted in an interview that before he records a song, he has to meditate. He described it as a spiritual process, and he said, “I visualize myself getting to feel the light and connecting to a higher power.”

Number Fourteen: He Is Book Smart. In fact, Sean graduated high school with a 3.7 GPA. He was slated to attended Michigan State; however, he did not end up going because he had just worked with Kanye West and wanted to pursue his career in music.

Number Thirteen: He Has a Badass Grandmother. Sean’s grandmother was one of the very first African-American female captains of World War II. She later went on to become a police officer in Detroit, where she was one of the only females. Hardcore!

Number Twelve: He Might Have Been a Businessman. If Sean did not hit it big in the music industry, he says that he probably would have pursued business. He was planning on majoring in advertising or business management at Michigan State before he decided not to attend.

Number Eleven: He Recorded Dark Sky Paradise at Home. Sean built a studio in his house, and he says he recorded “96 percent” of Dark Sky Paradise in his home there. He said he brought everyone who was involved to his house to record it, including John Legend, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, and Ty Dolla $ign.

Number Ten: He Wants to Do Something New. In an interview with NPR, Sean said that his goal is to experiment with all different aspects of music, and he wants to inspire people to try new things.

Number Nine: He Admits That Fame Changed Him. Sean told Larry King that he is not the same person he once was now that he’s famous. He said, “I’m definitely not the same person I was. I’m definitely a better version of the old me.”