Multi-platinum artist, philanthropist and entrepreneur Massive Sean returned to Detroit for the fourth Annual Detroit’s On Now (DON) Weekend introduced by the Sean Anderson Basis (SAF) in partnership with Boys & Ladies Golf equipment of Southeastern Michigan and President Mary Sheffield’s, Detroit Metropolis Councilperson for District 5, Occupy The Nook Initiative.
DON Weekend is introduced by The Detroit Pistons, The Mullick Basis, MGM Grand and DUO Restaurant & Lounge.
The weekend ran from Thursday August 25 – Saturday August 27.
In the course of the hype finale occasion on Saturday, August 27 included a big crowd with leisure, free meals, video games, assets and extra, together with much-needed conversations throughout a panel dialogue with subjects surrounding psychological well being, Black males and parenting.
Massive Sean stated in a press launch that this annual occasion is a mainstay within the metropolis, which he likes to return to and described as on that has “unimaginable power.”
“I’m always impressed by Detroit and the town’s lovely folks. It’s a blessing to have the ability to give again to the town that made me,” Massive Sean stated.
Kicking off with a VIP film premiere of God Mentioned Give ’Em Drum Machines on Thursday and the intimate DON Awards Ceremony on Friday, DON Weekend may even embody Saturday’s annual Block Get together that includes the celeb kickball event, carnival video games, group providers, dwell performances and extra.
This 12 months, attendees may even have the ability to take part in DON Talks. These panel conversations will embody: Black Males in Trend, The Therapeutic Dialogue, Artistic Fund Discuss & Workshop and Serving to Kids Discover their Ardour and Obtain their Targets. DON Talks and the Block Get together require registration through Eventbrite HERE.
Massive Sean and SAF began DON Weekend in 2018 as a celebration of Detroit households, entrepreneurs and long-standing establishments, who’re the spine of the town. By neighborhood activations, entrepreneurial accelerators and enjoyable partaking occasions, DON Weekend highlights what makes Detroit and its folks the best on the earth whereas empowering residents to attain financial mobility.
Massive Sean persistently asserts himself as an elite rapper and a significant voice for the tradition, at giant, since he emerged in 2011, together with his debut album Lastly Well-known on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam imprint. The album spun off consecutive top-charted pop/R&B/rap crossover smashes with “My Final” that includes Chris Brown (platinum), “Marvin & Chardonnay” that includes Kanye West and Roscoe Sprint (platinum), and “Dance (A$$)” that includes Nicki Minaj (4x-platinum).
Sean was a serious collaborator on Kanye’s groundbreaking Merciless Summer time album in 2012, and shared multi-platinum success with Kanye on the Grammy®-nominated “Mercy” (additionally that includes Pusha T and a pair of Chainz), and “Clique” (with Jay-Z). Sean’s Corridor Of Fame album adopted in 2013, together with “Guap” (platinum) and “Beware” that includes Lil Wayne and Jhené Aiko (2x-platinum). Darkish Sky Paradise (2015) was Sean’s first platinum and first album to debut #1 on Soundscan.
It reigned on the charts with the #1 “IDFWU” that includes E-40 (6x-platinum), “Blessings” that includes Drake and Kanye West (3x-platinum), and “One Man Can Change the World” that includes Kanye West and John Legend (platinum). I Determined. (launched Feb 2017, platinum) debuted at #1 on the momentum of the 2 pre-order instantaneous grat tracks that became smash singles, “Bounce Again” (5x-platinum with over 300 million streams globally), and “Strikes” (2x-platinum). In 2020, he logged his third consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Prime 200 and fifth straight #1 entry on the Billboard Prime R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart with the critically acclaimed Detroit 2.
Past promoting out worldwide excursions, the Detroit native was not too long ago appointed Artistic Director of Innovation for the Detroit Pistons. Sean has additionally made a profitable foray into movie/TV – starring within the animated movie Canine Gone Hassle, which hit #1 on Netflix, in addition to showing in Lena Waithe’s comedy collection Twenties on BET. Attracting an viewers of practically 50 million throughout channels, Sean leverages his platform to present again. He runs his personal 501(c)3 non-profit group, the Sean Anderson Basis, which assists within the schooling, well being, security and well-being of faculty aged youth in underserved communities throughout the nation.
The mission of the Sean Anderson Basis, a non-profit 501(c)3, is to help within the schooling, well being, security, and well-being of school-age youth and their households. The Basis companions with established charitable organizations and company sponsors to help its signature program, Mogul Prep. Our imaginative and prescient is just to make the lives of younger folks higher.