Kevin Liles, Kanye, Barry Weiss, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, and Swizz Beatz
6.8.2011

Big Sean Gets Support from Kanye West, G.O.O.D. Music Family at Album Listening

It was a family affair as Big Sean previewed his debut Finally Famous before a crowd of VIPs and industry tastemakers at a listening session at The Standard hotel in New York City on Tuesday (June 7). Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Pusha T were in the crowd supporting their fellow G.O.O.D. Music signee as he introduced tracks from his album, due June 28.

G.O.O.D. Music’s founder took the stage before guests including Swizz Beatz, Estelle, Selita Ebanks, and producer No I.D. “I apologize I was a little bit late, I had a throne to watch,” joked Yeezy, who turns 34 today.

Dressed in a blazer, white tee, and snapback hat, a humble Kanye expressed how proud he was of his protégé. “I believe Sean’s story is one of the most amazing ever because he literally got signed off of a freestyle,” he said. “I feel like he could be like what Beyoncé is to R&B, that he could be that to rap music.”

[Video via RapRadar]