Big Sean

New Music: Big Sean – ‘1st Quarter Freestyle’

1st Quarter

Big Sean is back on his grind. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper kicks off 2014 with a vengeance by dropping a new song and video for “1st Quarter.” The freestyle was produced by KeY Wane, with additional production by Travi$ Scott.

He shouts out his fiancée Naya Rivera (“My girl the baddest”) and even makes a candid confession.

“I’m way too skinny for jail, ho / So I gotta stay rich enough just for the bail, ho,” raps Sean Don.

Take in the song and visuals below.

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Big Sean and Naya Rivera Spread Holiday Cheer at Children’s Hospital

Big Sean and Naya Rivera

Big Sean and Naya Rivera made Christmas a little merrier for some young fans. The Detroit rapper and “Glee” star visited a children’s hospital in the L.A. area on Christmas Eve, where they posed for photos and passed out gifts.

“On Christmas Eve Sean and I visited the children’s hospital and met some amazing kids and their families. Remember to spread love!” said Naya, who shared the photos on her blog.

Last week, Sean visited Detroit’s Children’s Hospital with his mother, Myra Anderson, where he gave away toys and headphones to the young patients.

The engaged couple, who has set a wedding date, spent their first Christmas together and exchanged gifts. Sean gave his fiancée a diamond necklace (photo below) and she surprised him with a Pac-Man arcade machine.

“I woke up to this in my house. 1 of my gifts #arcadegames @nayarivera. #grownasslilboy,” said Sean.

See more pics of the kindhearted couple below.

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New Music: Justin Bieber f/ Big Sean – ‘Memphis’


Following their hit “As Long As You Love Me,” Justin Bieber reteams with Big Sean on the Diplo and Maejor Ali-produced “Memphis,” another one of the many collaborations on his Journals album. The pop singer offers his girl the world in order to make her stay, but it’s not enough.

“I love you, I need you/ Need you here to stay,” he sings.

Journals also features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Future, Drake, Chance the Rapper, and R. Kelly.

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Rap-Up TV: Big Sean Talks Engagement, Beyoncé, & Holiday Plans

Big Sean got engaged, released his second album, and unleashed one of the biggest rap records of the year, “Control,” in 2013. As the year comes to a close, Rap-Up TV caught up with the Detroit rapper (and his mascot Rico the Lion) at Power 106′s Cali Christmas to discuss his personal and professional life.

“The boy’s growing up,” said Sean, who is engaged to “Glee” star Naya Rivera.

He revealed that the couple has set a wedding date, but stopped short of saying when they would walk down the aisle.

Plus, he shared his thoughts on Beyoncé’s surprise album and the follow-up to Hall of Fame.

After a busy year, he plans to take some time off for the holidays. In addition to donating toys to children in Detroit, he will spend Christmas with his fiancée and family.

Video: Mike Posner f/ Big Sean – ‘Top of the World’

Mike Posner and Big Sean

Mike Posner goes back to his roots in the feel-good video for “Top of the World” featuring Big Sean. The 25-year-old crooner takes it back to Detroit with his fellow D-town native and friend Big Sean.

They hit the 50-yard line at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, and cruise through the Motor City, posing in front of the “Finally Famous” mural at Dexter Check Cashing. Mike links up with some famous Detroit athletes and his parents, and dribbles down the court at The Palace of Auburn Hills sporting a Pistons jersey.

His sophomore album PAGES is due next year. With every copy sold, he will donate a meal to a child in need.

Watch the Detroit players put on for their city.

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Rap-Up TV: Hip-Hop Stars React to Beyoncé’s Surprise Album

‘Yonce is on everyone’s lips following the surprise release of her record-setting album. Her fans have clearly spoken, sending the album straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and downloading it over 1 million times on iTunes worldwide. But what do her peers think?

During Power 106′s Cali Christmas, we asked hip-hop’s biggest stars for their thoughts on Bey’s unprecedented move. Rick Ross called it “genius,” while B.o.B put it more bluntly: “Beyoncé just jizzed all over life.”

“She’s an icon. She’s in that position. Her music is that incredible. The entire plan was executed, no leaks,” said Rozay.

Plus, find out what Big Sean, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Kid Ink, Sage the Gemini, DJ Mustard, and Ty Dolla $ign had to say about Bey’s big move.

Big Sean Visits Children’s Hospital in Detroit

Big Sean

Big Sean is opening up his heart in a big way this holiday season. After giving away turkeys for Thanksgiving, the Detroit rapper paid a special hometown visit to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in the Detroit Medical Center earlier this week.

The “Beware” hitmaker, along with his mother, Myra Anderson, spread some Christmas cheer, meeting with the young patients and their families and giving away toys and headphones.

“These kids are some of the nicest people I’ve met!” said a humbled Sean. “We are working on something special for them for the holidays from our Foundation. Remember to count your blessings. We all are blessed! Straight up!”

He also praised his mother, who is President of the Sean Anderson Foundation. “Love to my mom. I honestly wouldn’t do half of the cool things I do to give back to kids or people in need if it wasn’t for her teaching n telling me why it’s so important,” he said. “I truly have an awesome, caring mom… n that’s something a lot of people don’t have. I’m so happy she is my partner in the Sean Anderson Foundation.”

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