The Man Of The House: Big Sean

April 17, 2015 4:15 PM

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When Big Sean originally decided he wanted to be a rapper instead of going to college his grandmother disapproved. Big Sean graduated high school with a 3.8 GPA, and was going to Michigan State University. Around that time he realized he wanted to be a rapper full time, but knew he could not also go to college at the same time. He decided to take up rap full time, and his grandmother apprehensively supported his decision. A few years later when she saw him on the cover of the Detroit Free Press she told him that he seemed to have made the right decision for himself. This past year she passed away. He talked about it a bit in his newest album, but recently after his CRWN interview with Elliott Wilson I had the chance to sit down with Big Sean to ask him about it in more detail.

The story of Big Sean's career up to this point has been fairy tale come to life. There was a radio station he used to go to every week while living in Detroit. One day he heard that Kanye West would be at the radio station. He had to borrow $20 for transportation to get there. He only shook Kanye's...

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