Black Concert: Big Sean Live in Boston Tuesday 4-4 & Wallingford CT Friday 4-7!

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Tue, 04/04/17
07:00 PM
House of Blues Boston
Boston, MA
Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Sean signed with Kanye West’s GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008 and Roc Nation in 2014. After releasing a number of mixtapes, Sean released his debut studio album, Finally Famous, in 2011. He released his second studio album, Hall of Fame, on August 27, 2013. Sean’s third studio album Dark Sky Paradise was released in 2015 and which earned him his first No. 1 studio album in the US.

He attended the Detroit Waldorf School and graduated from Cass Technical High School with a 3.7 GPA. Big Sean is often heard saying “west side” in his songs; he is referring to the west side of his hometown Detroit, Michigan. In his later years in high school, Sean gained a valuable relationship with Detroit hip-hop station WHTD; he would show his rhyming skills on a weekly basis as part of a rap battle contest held by the station.

In 2005, Kanye West was doing a radio interview at 102.7 FM. Hearing about this, Sean headed over to the station to meet West and perform some freestyle. Initially West was reluctant to hear him, however he gave Sean 16 bars to rap for him. According to Big Sean, West enjoyed his freestyle: “As we get to the entrance of the radio station … we stopped in the middle of the doorway. He starts looking at me and bobbing his head,”. After the freestyle, Sean left West his demo tape. Two years later, West signed Big Sean to GOOD Music.

On September 30, 2007, Big Sean released his first official mixtape Finally Famous: The Mixtape. His hit single, “Get’cha Some”, produced by WrighTrax, attained media attention and led to articles in The Source and the Detroit Metro Times. He also recorded a music video for “Get’cha Some”, which was directed by Hype Williams. Sean released a second mixtape hosted by Mick Boogie on April 16, 2009, called UKNOWBIGSEAN. It featured the songs “Million Dollars”, “Get’cha Some” and “Supa Dupa”. This mixtape includes 30 tracks.[9] Sean released a third mixtape hosted by Don Cannon on August 31, 2010 called Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG, which features include major artists like Bun B, Chip tha Ripper, Curren$y, Tyga, Drake, Mike Posner, Chuck Inglish, Asher Roth, Dom Kennedy and Chiddy Bang. The mixtape includes 20 tracks.

An unauthorized leak of his collaboration with Drake, called “Made” made its way onto the internet on April 30, 2010. In an interview with TheHipHopUpdate.com on May 1, Big Sean expressed his disappointment over the leak, calling it an unfinished version both musically and lyrically. Big Sean’s official Facebook page confirmed that his debut album Finally Famous & Consequence’s Cons TV would be released on September 14, 2010. On August 31, Big Sean tweeted that the album was not coming out on that day, but it would be coming out sometime in 2011.

In an interview on Conspiracy Worldwide Radio, Sean discussed the role Kanye West and No I.D. have had in the development of his first studio album’s sonic direction as well as the challenges of being inside the studio with West.[citation needed] The album’s lead single, “My Last”, features vocals from Chris Brown and was produced by No I.D. According to Amazon.com, Big Sean’s Finally Famous was delayed by a week, with a tentative release date set for June 28. Big Sean has revealed the cover art for his G.O.O.D. Music debut and explained that the one-week pushback was to be blamed on sample and feature clearance issues. The official track list was revealed on June 7.

Coming Soon
Paradise

All Your Fault

Clique (Kanye West cover)

Platinum and Wood

Detroit Mix (DJ Mo Beatz)

Try Me (with DeJ Loaf)

Be Real (with DeJ Loaf)

Back Up Off Me (with DeJ Loaf)

Sanctified (Rick Ross cover)

Dance (A$$)

GangBang (Wiz Khalifa cover)

High

Too Fake

Supa Dupa Lemonade

Smoke & Drive (with Mike Posner)

Cooler than Me (with Mike Posner)

RWT

Mula

How it Feel

Higher

Memories

Play No Games

My Last

Beware (with Jhené Aiko)

I Know (with Jhené Aiko)

Marvin & Chardonnay

A Milli/Fuck You/Love Me (with Lil Wayne)

How Many Times (with Lil Wayne)

Deep (with Lil Wayne)

Blessings

Stay Down

Guap

Mercy (Kanye West cover)

Don’t Like (Chief Keef cover)

All Me (Drake cover)

I Don’t Fuck With U

Encore:
Detroit vs. Everybody (with Eminem) (also with Danny Brown, Dej… more )

Encore 2:
One Man Can Change the World

I Decided Tour 2017

Hall of Fame Tour (2014)

Detroit Tour (2013)

I Am Finally Famous Tour (2011)

Supporting act:

Rihanna’s Anti World Tour

J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive Tour

Finally Famous (2011)

Hall of Fame (2013)

Dark Sky Paradise (2015)

I Decided (2017)

Collaboration albums:

Twenty88 (2016) (with Jhené Aiko as Twenty88)

None

 

Fri, 04/07/17
08:00 PM
The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
Wallingford, CT