One year ago, on the weekend of November 06 -07, 2015, Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation hosted a series of events that would leave an indelible, lasting impact upon the landscape of Detroit and education.
In a night that would go down in music history, on November 06, 2015, Big Sean’s Finding Paradise benefit concert for the Sean Anderson Foundation brought together some of the most legendary names in music, while proving to be a launch pad for rising artists.
photos by Cloudy Productions LLC and Chris Schwegler
Playing to a SOLD OUT crowd at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena, the evening opened with performances from a local Detroit R&B crooner, Kiaree, followed by one of the biggest new names in music that would go on to dominate 2016 with his breakout hit “Don’t”, Bryson Tiller. Big Sean then took the stage to helm the rest of the benefit concert, while continually surprising concert goers throughout the night with appearances from artists including Jhene Aiko and Mike Posner; moreover, the show would bring together two of the music industry’s G.O.A.T.s (Greatest of All Time). First, Eminem, as he headlined the only performance to date of the 2015 “Detroit vs Everybody” anthem, dropping bars with both Big Sean and other fellow Detroit music elites Dej Loaf, Danny Brown, Trick Trick and Royce da 5’9 who all showed up to bring down the house. Second, LilTunechi himself, Lil Wayne, blessed the evening, performing three songs with Big Sean.
The next day, Big Sean and the team at the Sean Anderson Foundation were up early to engage and mentor Detroit-area students in the inaugural Mogul Prep event. Hosted at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the November 07, 2015, symposium invited students from ten of Detroit’s high schools to participate in an open forum dialogue with active employees of the music industry.
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