The best rappers are masters of language, rhyme, and the ability to walk onstage in front of thousands of people and talk about some very sexy topics. Watch the best with this GrouponLive deal.
- $23 for admission for one to see the Legion of Boom featuring Big Sean (up to a $46.63 value)
- When: Saturday, May 11, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Aloha Tower
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 5 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
The story of rapper Big Sean's break sounds like the stuff of Hollywood. One day, the then-high school student was cashing his telemarketing paycheck in his native Detroit when a friend called to tell him that Kanye West was going to be at a local radio station. Dropping everything, he hightailed it to the station parking lot where he introduced himself to the superstar, begging for the chance to rap a few lines. Initially hesitant, West allowed him 16 seconds as he walked into the building. But when Sean started rapping, the atmosphere changed—as an orchestra hidden in a nearby hedge played a swelling chord, Kanye stopped in his tracks, bobbing his head to the beat. Sean was signed on the spot.
Now on the verge of releasing his second full-length album, Big Sean continues to impress listeners with his distinctive skills. His deceptively heavy beats back nimble rhymes that march and weave through the verses in a voice that can recall Snoop Dogg’s with its slightly nasal mellowness and ever-present hint of held-back laughter. In hit singles including “My Last” and “Marvin & Chardonnay,” Sean displays the charisma that helped him win BET’s “Best New Artist” award in 2012.
Big Sean featuring Wiz Khalifa Live
Warning: explicit language
- Tassho Pearce—Chirpy samples and record scratches lend the Honolulu-based rapper's tracks an old-school flavor.
- Prie—In songs such as "Years Gone By," thudding beats underscore strolling rhymes tinged with infectious nostalgia.