Big Sean is giving back to his Detroit High School alma mater in a major way. The “Blessings” artist is blessing Cass Tech with a recording studio.
Big Sean is partnering with Adidas to make this feat possible. The Roc Nation rapper, born Sean Anderson, announced the project during a recent appearance at the school.
Sean took to IG to express his excitement around the project. The caption on his post read, “I can’t believe I used to rap at the lunch tables, slang my CD’s in the hallways, and fact forward less than 10 years later I’m opening up my own recording studio at my old High School Cass Tech for the students! This brings me tears of Joy! Thank u making this happen @adidasorignal.”
Big Sean isn’t the first artist to donate a recording studio to an inner city school. Drake made this possible for a Philadelphia high school in late 2013.
Strawberry High School, an at-risk institution, was profiled in ABC’s Diane Sawyer’s “Hidden America” segment.
Drake viewed the series and was personally affected.
“I caught this piece that Diane did and by the end of it, I was so heavily affected, I started questioning like major aspects of my life,” The “Nothing Was The Same” rapper said.
Drake told students he would be there for them.
“I’ma be here for you, I promise,” he said. “In the next few months, I’m building a recording studio inside the school,” he told a packed gymnasium of students. “This is about you, this is about your principal, this is about your future. I love you, I care about you, I want to see you succeed.”
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