Big Sean’s rise from humble beginnings to the top of the rap game is proof that hard work equals success. The Def Jam Records signed rapper has not only inspired his legion of fans but also has gained the respect of rappers and labelmates like Kanye West and Pusha T. Born and raised in Detroit, Sean got his big break by rapping for future mentor Kanye West at a radio station. His meeting with the rapper gave him a chance to join G.O.O.D. Music and eventually sign with Def Jam Records. Sean didn’t take the opportunity for granted; he released a series of mixtapes before dropping his Platinum-selling debut album Finally Famous in 2012 and Gold-selling sophomore project Hall of Fame in 2013. Powered by singles like “IDFWU” and “Blessings” featuring Drake and Kanye West, Dark Sky Paradiseadded another Platinum album plaque to Sean’s catalog in 2015. His inspiring story has connected him to audiences worldwide, and he has continued his success through 2017 with I Decided. and his joint album with Metro Boomin Double or Nothing.