Big Sean is at is again, using his power, ability, influence, and wealth to give back to his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.
Through his nonprofit, the Sean Anderson Foundation, the rapper and philanthropist Sean gifted the Dick & Sandy Dauch Boys & Girls Club a $100,000 recording studio. This is not the first time he has donated a studio to the area. in 2015, he opened a fully functioning recording studio at Cass Tech, his alma mater.
He said of the good deed, “The west side of Detroit is my old neighborhood. It’s a full circle moment when your neighborhood supports you and holds you high, and you’re in a position to be able to hold it up in your own way and take it further.” The studio is part of a larger transformation project at the Boys & Girls Club which now houses an innovation center with electronic gaming and other amenities. The new modifications to the center are sponsored by the Detroit Red Wings and Comcast/NBCUniversal.
The new studio has three video-editing bays and an audio-mixing console. The studio is also equipped to host live performances, movie nights, and classes on topics such as screenwriting, being a one stop shop for all things boys and girls are interested in.
Last Saturday, Big Sean threw a block party in honor of the studio being opened, which also helped to kick off his 2nd annual DON Weekend. DON Weekend is now an annual event where Sean hosts a plethora of community-based events and activities, which included a free-mental health panel from the likes of Michael Dyson and Dr. Jessica Clemons.
Sean said when speaking on the impact he believes the studio can have, “I think it can save somebody’s life if they have somewhere to go. It can be the start of million-dollar companies. It all starts here. I think there are going to be a lot more millionaires and billionaires from Detroit, and I think the Boys & Girls Club is going to have something to do with that.”