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Mikey Fresh: So far, G.O.O.D Music’s Big Sean had the best listening session of the summer last night in NYC. The Standard Hotel in the MeatPacking district hosted Sean’s high class affair, where the Moet was free and the imitation Shake Shack burgers kept the hip-hop blogosphere satisfied. After enjoying the 3rd floor roofdeck, we were ushered into a small viewing room and Sean narrated a run through of his album. Big up to MVD Inc and Def Jam for putting this together.

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Miss Info: What an auspicious launch for Big Sean! On Sunday, he performed “My Last” with Chris Brown in front of 60 thousand people at Summer Jam. On Tuesday, he previewed his Finally Famous album (June 28, pre-order) for a packed house of industry vets…everyone from Kid Cudi, Swizz Beats, Pusha T, Selita Ebanks, Estelle, DJ Khaled, Don C, Sean’s manager Kevin Liles, Angie Martinez, DJ Enuff, and more. And of course, the hip hop media was there as well. Not a bad showing for the kid from Detroit. And if attitude counts for anything (and it should), Sean has a bright future. He came off as humble and bright-eyed, emotional about his family, and humorous when telling the story of running up on Kanye West at Detroit’s WHTD radio station and wowing him with a freestyle. By the end of the night, Sean’s enthusiasm had rubbed off on his mentor Kanye, and his mentor’s mentor No I.D. Both took to the stage to share their thoughts on Big Sean and on each other.

Kanye said:

Big Sean story is one of the most amazing ever because he literally got signed off of a freestyle, to now…having the potential to be one of the biggest artists in the world…What Beyonce is to R-n-B…Big Sean can be to rap.….And I apologize for being late, I had a throne to watch.

That’s what he said, lol. You know Ye loves his superlatives.

Watch video of Kanye’s speech, and Big Sean’s opening speech…
Also see more photos from the party…
And more…
After the jump!


Kanye talks about Big Sean’s potential in the game and shares some great reflections on how Chicago producer No I.D. really helped both Sean’s career and his own career over the years.


Big Sean kicked off his listening session with some thoughts on his journey, and he got emotional when talking about his mother’s support of his career. Great story!


Great family feeling in the room. PS: according to Andrew/FakeShoreDrive, Kanye was rocking one of the snakeskin Mitchell & Ness snapback hats that Don C recently designed.

During the listening session, Sean played an uptempo club song called “Dance (A$$)” which I thought was super catchy…
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Mikey, on the other hand….did not agree. LOL.
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LOL…”skeezers”? Really, Mike? That kind of talk will get you a dirt nap.

Related:
Big Sean Performs “My Last” On Jimmy Kimmel Live!….and is featured in Adidas’ Derrick Rose commercial
New Music: Big Sean “I Do It” (Produced by No I.D. and The Legendary Traxter)
New Video: Big Sean feat. Chris Brown “My Last”