The G.O.O.D. Music artist, hailing from Detroit’s west side, released his first mixtape Finally Famous Vol. 1 in 2007. This created minor national attention for Big Sean, which grew as he released his second mixtape UKNOWBIGSEAN in 2009.
2011 was a big year for hip-hop, and Big Sean arguably had the biggest year of anyone in the game. In late 2010, Big Sean released the third installment of his mixtape series Finally Famous Vol. 3. Featured on the mixtape was an all-star lineup consisting of: Bun B, Chip tha Ripper, Curren$y, SAYITAINTTONE, Tyga, Drake, Mike Posner, Suai, Chuck Inglish, Asher Roth, Dom Kennedy, Boldy Jame, and Chiddy Bang.
Following Finally Famous Vol. 3, after several months of delays, Big Sean’s debut studio album Finally Famous was released in June 2011. The three singles released for the album (which included “My Last”, “Marvin & Chardonnay” and “Dance (A$$)”) were able to bring Finally Famous mainstream success. Finally Famous earned favorable critical reviews, which means we should expect to hear more from Big Sean in the future.