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Big Sean has consistently been dedicated to both properly and proudly repping his hometown of Detroit and giving back to the Motor City. He’s done this with everything from consistent song shoutouts and naming a mixtape Detroit to building a studio at his high school alma mater and founding the Sean Anderson Foundation. But now he’s taking that commitment to Detroit’s neighbor.
On July 25, 2015, Hip Hop artist, Jeezy partnered up with Young Generation Movement and their #PantsUpGunsDown movement, by leading a neighborhood clean up in Atlanta’s District 4.
On March 9, 2015 rapper Waka Flocka Flame canceled his upcoming performance next month at the University of Oklahoma, because of a video that was released showing the school’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity (SAE) singing a racist chant. SAE members are seen in the video chanting”There will never be a ni**in S-A-E!”
The Atlanta rapper was disgusted by the video and posted this statement on his Instagram page:
He captioned that post with the following:
“SMFH.. I know for a fact the whole school and SAE don’t agree with those kids actions so know that I’m not madd at the whole #SAE just those disgusting kids!!!!!! #WFF We can’t change history but we damn sure can create our own future #DeathToRacism”
“We apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video, and we are disgusted that any member would act in such a way. Furthermore, we are embarrassed by this video and offer our empathy not only to anyone outside the organization who is offended but also to our brothers who come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities.
This type of racist behavior will not be tolerated and is not consistent with the values and morals of our fraternity. We have more than 15,000 collegiate members across the nation, and this incident should not reflect on other brothers because this type of hateful action is not what Sigma Alpha Epsilon stands for. This is absolutely not who we are.”
On January 10, 2015 Big Sean’s Sean Anderson Foundation teamed up with nonprofit Donda’s House in Chicago at Chicago Cultural Center for an event called Behind The Mic with Big Sean. The event was hosted by Kevin Coval from Young Chicago Authors and Rhymefest from Donda’s House. Behind The Mic included performance from young artists from Chicago performing for Big Sean and an in depth discussion with Big Sean about his success, challenges in the business, and advice on the industry.
Artists like Chance The Rapper dropped by to support the event and praised Big Sean for his sit down with the kids! The Chicago rapper posted on this on his instagram:
“This man came to the city and sat down with the kids. I admire it so much. Please write an article about it, tweet about it talk about it. This is what we respect and expect. Thanks so much Big Sean, thank you Young Chicago Authors, thank you DONDA, thank you Rhymefest, thank you DLow, Thank you Chicago Cultural Center and thank you Free Spirit Media. #LongLiveTheYoung”
Check out video of Behind The Mic with Big Sean here.