I Carry the Responsibility of My City
Big Sean, the platinum-selling rap star is also quite the philanthropist. He believes in his hometown of Detroit and in showing the kids of Detroit their potential. He started the Sean Anderson Foundation and his mission is to improve the lives of young people. In partnership with Adidas he built a state-of-the-art recording studio at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, his alma mater. His desire is to cultivate young talent. His grandmother is responsible for teaching him that one man can make a difference in the world. He knows how easy it is to get caught up in all the wrong things when you’re young. He feels it’s necessary for every young person to have someone to look up to. Whether it’s a mentor, a family member or a rap star, just someone to show them they have potential. Inside the studio students learn how to navigate all the different roles involved in music production. The band director at the high school said the studio bridges the gap between traditional education and what this generation really needs to learn. Until now, this wasn’t being addressed. Sean and his mother Myra conceptualized a program called Mogul Prep. It prepares students for the business end of the music industry and gives students an opportunity to engage with its influential members. There were 10 Detroit area high schools that participated last year. Big Sean feels the city of Detroit made him who and what he is and he wants to give back. He said he carries the responsibility of the city no matter what. Whenever he thinks about the youth in the city of Detroit he thinks of himself. He thinks it’s funny that he used to get in trouble selling his CD’s in the hallway at Cass Tech. Imagine what it feels like being back here and opening up a recording studio. How funny indeed.
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