Big Sean heading to SA next year

Big Sean. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Big Sean. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

American rapper Big Sean will be heading to South African shores early next year, for a once-off concert in Johannesburg.

Brought to the country by Channel O and Axe, as part of their debut foray into the music and lifestyle scene, this will be Big Sean’s first time playing in the country.

The visit follows hot on the heels of the star’s second studio album, Hall of Fame, which sold 72 000 copies in its first week of release in August.

Born Sean Anderson and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the MC has come a long way since freestyling for Kanye West in 2005. Rapping since his pre-teens, Sean won an MC contest at a local hip-hop radio station, earning a spot to rap live on-air every Friday night for nearly a year. It was here that he made a lifetime contact in West who agreed to hear his freestyle. Following a mentorship from West, Sean signed with G.O.O.D. Music in 2007 and with Def Jam in 2008.

Most recent accolades are double Grammy nominations for ‘Mercy’, his collaboration with West which also featured label mate Pusha T and 2 Chainz.

Big Sean will perform on Saturday, 1 February 2014, at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg.

General tickets for R350 and Golden Circle tickets for R550 are available from Computicket.

– TeamTalk




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