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Big Sean has repped Detroit since day one, and his hometown pride has finally been repaid. Yesterday, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper was awarded with the key to the city of Detroit by Mayor Mike Duggan.

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Sean was recognized for his Mogul Prep initiative, which helps high school students break into the entertainment industry. The 29-year-old rapper is only the third — and youngest — Detroit native to receive the key to the city following Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy.

“It’s only given out to our most special citizens so they know that they’re always in the heart of Detroit,” Mayor Duggan said at yesterday’s ceremony. “Sean, this is your reminder that every time you leave Detroit, you can always bounce back.”

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 🙏🏾

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