Big Sean is going to be big. Bigger. After being plucked from obscurity by none other than Kanye West himself and signed to both West's G.O.O.D Music and Def Jam Recordings, Big Sean has become the new it-rapper.
Thanks to Chris Brown lending his vocal talents to Sean's single "My Last", the song went Gold, a first for the rapper. Now, his debut album, "Finally Famous" is #3 on the charts just behind Beyonce and Adele.
Big Sean was nominated for a VMA this weekend, his first ever, for Best New Artist and while the award went to Tyler The Creator, Big Sean just said the nomination itself was worth it.
His title of his debut album "Finally Famous" hints at how long he's been working towards his goal of making it in the music industry. While he's only 23, he's "finally" made it.
Hollyscoop caught up with Big Sean at the MTV VMA's and he told us how the VMA nom was the motivation he needed to keep making music, "We've worked hard. It's tight, I always say...you can't really see if what you are doing is making noise or if you're making noise at all. This is a good signification to keep me going, I needed it. Motivation."
With hit songs and VMA noms, a lot has changed for the young artist, "It's changed a lot, for the better. I miss a lot of my friends and stuff. It's all good. It's what we've been dreaming about since I was twelve," Sean tells Hollyscoop.
The "we" he refers to is he and his mom, who was his date to the VMA's. Awwww.
Though he's just getting started, there's some music territory he wants to tread, "Adele, I want to collaborate with Adele."
After her tear jerking performance on the VMA's who wouldn't want to work with her? Probably Ke$ha, Ke$ha probably has no idea who Adele is.
However, Big Sean has a lot of his fame due to his collaboration with Chris Brown on "My Last" and Sean said he almost didn't do the single when he heard of the collaboration.
Sean told MTV news that "when No ID gave me that beat for the song 'My Last,' I did not want to do it at all."
Thankfully producer No ID convinced him otherwise. "And then I was in the studio with Chris, played it for him and he went crazy."
After the two performed the single together at the BET awards and the single went Gold, Sean probably thought to himself, "yep I'm 'finally famous.'"