Rappers Doing Good: Big Sean & His Mother Launch Music Industry Initiative For Inner City Students

blame it on Meka March 21, 2017

Big Sean is one of the more philanthropic rappers today, tirelessly giving back to his home state of Michigan. He’s had a recording studio built at his alma matter, delivered truckloads of water to residents of Flint, and constantly re-investing in the youth of Detroit.

Sean has done that once again, but this time with the help of his own mother Myra Anderson.

Big Sean and Big Mom have created a new initiative, Mogul Prep, through their Sean Anderson Foundation. Mogul Prep is education-based program aimed toward assisting students in developing a proper career path in the music industry. Instead of just rapping, students will be able to learn the many occupations in the dense field of music.

“My mom was a teacher, that was one of the many things that she’s done in her life. She has a natural instinct for teaching and helping,” Sean said to Billboard. “(After my homecoming show in 2015) we did the first Mogul Prep with that foundation, and we had people who worked on my team who helped a lot with the show got a chance to meet up with all these high school kids.”

“We introduced some jobs to these kids in different ways in the music industry,” Sean continued. “It’s me on the stage, but there’s about 30 other people who are working for me to be on that stage. Just growing up, all I wanted to be was a musician but if I had known these kind of things, who would have known the possibilities for me and my crew, and what we could have done to take it further? We’re trying to really help that out and give them clear career paths that are needed, and that they probably have natural talents for.”

“My goal is to get them excited about coming to school — that’ll keep them off the streets and out of trouble,” Myra adds. “It’ll also expose them to careers and skills that they can use in any industry. We’re using the music industry as a hook because that’s where we have connections, but kids are excited about music.”

Read more about Mogul Prep here.