Exclusive Big Sean Interview!

December 3, 2009

Photo is courtesy of Big Sean Promotions!

Big Sean will perform Saturday at 7 p.m., free of charge, at Western Michigan University in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center. 

In 2007, Sean was signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music record label. Then in 2008, he also signed with Island Def Jam. Big Sean is took some time out of his busy schedule, as he is currently in the process of putting together his first studio album, “Finally Famous” and had a quick over-the-phone interview with me earlier this week.

Here’s what he had to say…

Eric Woodyard: What made you decide to come down to Western Michigan University out of all the schools that you could have chosen in Michigan?

Big Sean: I’ve done Michigan State and U-of-M like way earlier this year but I always wanted to do more schools like Western or wherever because I had been doing shows all over the country like not even touching the stuff in Michigan. So I feel like I have to opportunity to come and mess with the Alphas and I think it’s just going to be a good time and I’m glad they decided to get me.

EW: What have you been working on as far as music-wise?

BS: Music-wise, I’ve been working on my album that will be coming out on GOOD Music/Def Jam that is coming out in like the spring, so I’ve just been working on getting it together. I’ve got songs produced by like Kanye (West), I’ve got one produced by Pharrell, about like four or five produced by No I.D., and it’s just gonna be a real big project and it’s something I’m looking forward to and especially for the city and like Michigan in general and it’s gonna be real big.

EW: Do you feel like that college audience is the ones that you have to tackle since they are such good supporters?

BS: Yeah, Yeah! I definitely feel like I’ve gotta tackle the college crowd just because that’s my age group, I’m only 21. So like that’s my age group and it’s great because I haven’t even dropped my first single yet so it’s like I have been getting free promo shows by going all over to different colleges so it’s much love putting out that mixtape and I’ve been getting a lot of shows off of it and a lot of people have been liking it so it’s great man.

EW: So what are your goals for this year just in general?

BS: For this year coming up or this year that just passed?

EW: This year coming up…

BS: Oh man, this year coming up I plan on putting out my first album, “Finally Famous” the album. Even though I’ve been doing like country-wide shows, I’ma do like a country-wide tour with me and other artists and just that and we’ll just take it from there. I’ma drop singles before the album comes out and just see wherever it takes me and whatever business ventures comes from that than I’ll let them come.

EW: Anything else you wanna add about this show that you feel like the people need to know?

BS: I just want all the schools in Michigan to come up to Western if they can make it because it’s gonna be crazy. I heard they got a lot of things going on for the weekend so I’m glad I get to be a part of that and that’s it. Everybody get ready because it’s gonna be crazy!

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