“Make sure you do what you love to do; follow your heart—that’s the realest shit I could tell you. You don’t wanna be 50, 60 years old wishing you woulda, coulda, shoulda did something, man. So make sure you do what the fuck you wanna do.” As the epitomy of this advice, these were Big Sean’s famous last words for his hometown crowd after headlining Hot 102.7’s Summer Jamz 14 concert at the Chene Park Ampitheater on the Detroit River this past Saturday.
After miraculously overcoming discouraging obstacles with venue security throughout the night, I was finally escorted into the G.O.O.D. Music representer’s dressing room by his manager for a brief interview following the show. With his entire entourage consisting of family and friends watching, the down-to-earth Detroit native reflected on how far he has come as a result of listening to his heart and following his dreams, rather than listening to those who second-guessed his controversial decisions.
“I learned in physics that if you keep pushing on a building, like a human body keeps pushing on a building, eventually it’s gonna move a little bit, even if it’s just a tiny task. So, you know, if you just keep on somethin’ man, it’s a proven theory that it’s always gonna come through for you—always.” That building is about to move a whole lot for Kanye West’s protégé, because Big Sean is Finally Famous June 28! Pre-order the Deluxe Edition of his debut album from Best Buy NOW!
Sidenote: Special thanks to Big Sean and his manager, Mike Brings for making this opportunity possible! Thanks to their Weekend Recap camera man for filming and my camera man, Drew Gensler for serving as a sacrificial lamb (with security)! Thanks to Cory Jamieson for editing! Continue below for footage from the show…
“Dem Girls” (with Travis Porter)
“Supa Dupa Lemonade”
“What U Doin’? (Bullshitting)”
“Almost Wrote You A Love Song” (with Suai)