Sean Michael Anderson (born March 25, 1988), better known by his stage name Big Sean, is an American rapper. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music in 2007, and then in 2008 signed with Def Jam Recordings.
Born Sean Michael Anderson in Santa Monica, California, Anderson moved at two months old to west Detroit (6 Mile and Wyoming) where he was raised by his mother and grandmother.
He attended Detroit Waldorf School and graduated from Cass Technical High School. 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.