"RapFix Live" is back Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, and our special guest is G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam rapper Big Sean. The Detroit MC and 2010 XXL Freshmen 10 alum will be fresh from rocking South by Southwest this past weekend with Jay-Z and his G.O.O.D Music family, including mentor Kanye West.
Big Sean first made a name for himself about four years ago when his song "Getcha Some" was a standout on West's Can't Tell Me Nothing mixtape.
After catching Yeezy at a radio station and impressing him with an impromptu audition, Sean passed on a scholarship to Michigan State University to tour with West and eventually signed with the Chicago rapper's G.O.O.D. Music imprint in 2007.
Since then, Sean has released three volumes of his Finally Famous mixtapes (The Mixtape, U Know Big Sean and BIG) to keep his fans satiated, and he was also a regular on West's G.O.O.D. Friday music leaks. After a few delays, Sean's long-in-the-making debut album, Finally Famous: The Album, has an official release date of May 3.
Right now, Sean can be heard on the album's No I.D.-produced lead single "My Last," which features R&B crooner Chris Brown.
"I've seen and [gone] from doing shows in Detroit and getting booed to people just looking to a couple people knowing the words to doing sold-out shows with thousands and thousands of people just knowing [my songs]," Sean told MTV News from the set of the video for "My Last." "And it [comes from] years of grinding, man."
Sean performed the song at SXSW and the Detroit spitter also has a verse on West's soon-to-be-released "All of the Lights" remix with Drake and Lil Wayne.
Don't miss "RapFix Live" with Big Sean on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com.