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Big Sean receives Detroit’s Key to the City

He becomes the youngest recipient of Detroit’s key to the city, joining Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy.

3rd Apr 2017

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Big Sean has become the youngest ever recipient of Detroit’s key to the city, joining both Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy as previous recipients. He was lauded for his philanthropic work with his own charity, The Sean Anderson Foundation.

The Foundation is responsible for implementing a new school curriculum called “Mogul Prep” to teach high school kids about behind the scenes roles in the music industry. In a recent Instagram post, Sean said that he was rewarded for “motivating the city through my music.” Upon receiving the honour, Sean thanked his mother and all of those involved with his foundation.

The artist received the key to Detroit on Saturday (April 1st). He then posted a photo to Instagram of himself holding a plaque given to him by Detroit's Mayor Mike Duggan. He then wrote the following post: "Today I got one of the highest honors a person can receive, the key to the City Of Detroit. The mayor said he's given it to 3 people... Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordy, and Me. I'm the youngest person to receive this in the history of the city! Thank u for this monumental moment! He honored me and my foundation for motivating the city through my music n messaging and starting an actual curriculum called "Mogul Prep" that teaches kids all the behind the scenes jobs available in the music industry and taught to them at a high school level. This will be applied to Detroit Public Schools come this fall and some schools in Baltimore and more. thanks to my mom for being a teacher n helping w/ this tremendously and our foundation @seanandersonorg. N thanks to all the people that attended this inspiring event! I'm a keep putting my energy into this

On the music front, Big Sean released his fourth studio album “I Decided” back in February. Last month PUMA unveiled the artist as their new creative collaborator and global ambassador. Most recently he was featured on a track from Mike WiLL Made-It’s “Ransom 2” mixtape - “On The Come Up”.

What Big Sean and Mike WiLL Made It’s “On The Come Up” here:

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