Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, (born March 25, 1988), is an American rap/hip-hop artist, who primarily goes by the stage name Big Sean. He was born in Santa Monica, California and moved to Detroit, Michigan at two months of age. Sean signed with Kanye Westƒ??s GOOD Music in 2007, and then in 2008 signed with Island Def Jam. He has also been featured in The Source (magazine), as well as the Detroit Metro Times.