Big Sean, Kanye West, Trayvon Martin and Hoodies!
Inside Detroit’s Mildred Gaddis, radio discussion with Greg Dunmore of Pulsebeat.tv and JazzJewels.tv
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Big Sean is one of the smartest rappers to join the rap game, rising high in society and raising the expectations of all African American men. He is a international star and is an inspiration to all the young people in the world. He rose above the negativity of this cruel world and graduated from Cass Technical High School with a 3.8 G.P.A. He just might as well be put in the history books with president Obama and all of our great black men and women in america’s history.
I really like the topics discussed in this video. I love to see African American men thriving in America by doing the right things. Big Sean is an inspiration to those think that their dreams are impossible. You can do anything that you set your mind to as long as you believe.
its surprising especially when your instructors-who’re supposed to help you achieve and realize your dreams-put you down. Big Sean, however, did not let anyone stop him from persuing his dreams and now he is one of the biggest stars right now.
It is sad how we continue to judge each other based on appearance! Really enjoyed this video 🙂
In this video i learned that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Like Greg Dunmore said, ” Being realistic is what makes us survive!”
To think that Big Sean is an amazing rapper and to also have a 3.7 average during high school is amazing. This video was very informative.
This is a very interesting video i learned new information about Big Sean. I inspire you to continue doing your shows.
This is a wonderful video. It is good to show the intelligent rappers that bring out the positivity in rap, rather than the stereotypical ones.
Big Sean sent out a very important message to the youth by letting them know that you can follow your dreams and be successful. There was more behind Big Sean that I didn’t know. Great Video!
This videos really great, it’s nice to see how big sean actually rose to fame.
You had a lot of good, points but Big Sean is breaking that certain stereotype. He is also a great inspiration of to live your dreams but still do well with your academics.
This was a great video. Big Sean has influenced many young people throughout the world. He has also influenced others that no matter what background you come from, you can achieve ANYTHING!! Great Video Dunmore!
Very good informational video, it really informed me on Big Sean. I have been listen to Big Sean and I never knew his Grade Point Average was a 3.8.
This video was amazing, and very informative. I enjoyed it very much.
Big Sean is yet another great artist to come out of Detroit. We have many talented young people who do not get recognized and it makes me glad to know that he made it big.
This was a very good video and it kept my attention. I love how you try to reach out to all your audience. Also I like how you meantioned his academic accomplishements to show what had overcame to get to where his is today. I was impressed with this video. Good jobs guys.
This is very informative and informational! Awesome! 😀
This video was very interesting. I like how you connected Big Sean and Trayvon Martin basically saying that you can’t judge by a book by its cover. Because yes, no one would look at Big Sean and think that he graduated from Cass Tech with a 3.8 G.P.A most would not even think he graduated from high school at all. He is a great role model for all young men who inspire to be famous.
It’s great to see someone from the city of Detroit and Cass Tech go on to achieve such success! Big Sean is a great example of what level of success can be achieved by someone who may come from a community deemed as “under privileged.”
I am also very aware of the story behind Trayvon Martin and I think it is amazing that this story is still in the news. It’s great to know that people of the black community have not given up hope to get Trayvon and his family justice. The people of our community, especially the youth, have really come together for this cause!
This was a good video. Big Sean is a pretty good guy and he always try to uplift African Americans. He makes Cass Tech proud by being a superstar rapper and by supporting hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin. It’s also good that he made it out of Cass Tech with a 3.7, it shows that he is not just a rapper but he is also intellectual.
This is by far one of my favorite videos that you have done! Very well put together and hit close to home
This was a very enlightening video. Thank you Mr. Dunmore.
This video was a great example of not judging a book by its cover and that also relates to Trayvon Martin getting killed because he looked up to no good with a hood on.
What another great segment. Big Sean is a very influential artist. He has not conformed to today’s social stereotypes. He is a well educated young man graduating from our own Cass Tech with a 3.7/3.8 GPA. Our young black men are fighting the stereotypes and overcoming them and becoming great men and doing great things.
Very informational and interesting Video about Big Sean…
Great video! I think Big Sean is good roll model for teens. He is a great example of a successful Black male.
I am very proud to know that something good does come out of Detroit. Often times people have their own idea of people from Detroit being thugs, high school dropouts, and unemployed. Big Sean does not fit into any of those catergories, which speaks loudly for people who are trying to do something productive from Detroit.
Great Video! Very interesting
Great video about the rapper and Cass Tech alumni Big Sean. Nice to see another Detroit native come up in this world and able to have their dreams come true.
If someone were to tell me that Big Sean would be one of the biggest rapper today I would never believe them. With such scrawny body and high GPA I would expect him to be a business man or something. Kayne west said that he saw him big that must be some great vision to see him from a city boy in Detroit to the top rapper in America. Big Sean is going to influence millions of people, the decisions up to him what his is influence.
This video enlightened me on a lot of things about Big Sean. It helps me realize that no matter what people can say to you, you can still achieve your goals. I enjoyed this a lot.
This video is phenomenal. It not only talks about rappers as they are perceived through stereotypes, but it briefly discusses a very prominent rapper’s history and his potential to be even bigger than the World Star he is today. I have many interests; and one happens to be the study of human behavior and how the human brain works. Why is that we are so fascinated by the pain of other Human-beings as long as they are “okay,” but many teens can’t find a bit of interest in trying to excel in school? Why is that a video on YouTube of a school fight can receive thousands of views, yet, often times we will skip a video that talks about increasing productivity and the well-being of our neighborhoods? Why is it that we feed into stereotypes so much that they can consume our thoughts? It is almost as if these things are instilled in our blood from the society that we inhabit and we need a chainsaw to cut the chain of violence, racism, and ignorance from the lock it has on our minds. I am not saying that cutting that chain is easy, or that we it is horrible to be people of judgement on some level; but, it is the people that will go as far as killing someone based on a stereotype or pass up potentially one of the smartest people on earth because he/she dresses a certain way that need to question their integrity and the principles by which they abide by. I want to also touch on the Trayvon Martin incident. Even though I believe that someone wearing a hoodie should not be considered suspicious for a simple fashion statement, they are often considered suspicious; and for an entire group of people to believe by simply wearing hoodies they are helping the Trayvon Martin cause is obsurd. They are just feeding into the stereotype. Does a man wearing tight pants, carrying a “man bag” not look feminent? Is everyone wearing tight pants, carrying a “man bag” not going to make them also look feminent? It is when you hear this man plays football, has a wife, and does something else masculine that makes you think otherwise. Thus, people should have been trying to add some kind of merit to themselves while wearing they hoodie: such as I have been accepted into one of the most pretigious colleges in World, I enjoy helping my community, and I have a mind for innovation, but I wear a hoodie, Am I suspicious? That is what would change the perception of people who proudly wear hoodies. Because you simple gather yourselve in a “gang” of people doesn’t make you TRAYVON MARTIN. You are just the person Zimmerman saw Trayvon Martin to be, and then shot. Lastly, I want to talk about achieving beyond what is expected of you. You can be anything you dream of being as long as you work hard for it; infinite is the limit and the sky is your grounding point. You should not let anyone tell you otherwise. Remember, it is through adversity and failure we achieve success; for that when we trump adversity is that the true testament of our success! Well that is all for this comment. My up most respect goes to Mr. Dunmore and Ms. Gaddis for what you two are doing on the radio and with this site. Keep it coming!
This was the best video yet. It was my favorite of all. It is nice that you are showing people about Big Sean. Coming from Cass and listening to hip-hop I know who he is. But it is good to show his story. GREAT VIDEO.
I really enjoyed this video because I can definitely relate to it. I agree that judging a book by it’s cover is not morally correct, but it is human nature to do so until it is abused. On top of that, no matter what people’s minds cannot me changed, they will continue to descriminate even if it isn’t direct.
Great video… Did not know a lot of these things about Sean even though he’s one of my favorite new artist. Very informative.
Coming from Detroit, the city that everyone trys to downplay and speak bad on, Big Sean coming from the city and graduating from Casss Tech is a very successful young, smart, wise man. I love that he is so humble and remembers where he came from and has not changed as a person because of the fame. Big Sean remains hisself and promotes posivity within the younger crowd. A smart, intelligent man that represents Detroit very well. Great talk about him and his views on things.
This video was very interesting. I love how the topic was about Big Sean. I knew Big Sean was a Cass Tech graduate but I did not know he was that well of a student academically. It is true that I did not know Big Sean was such a well student because of his physical appearance. You honestly can’t judge a book by its cover, yet we all do.
I find Kanye West, and Big Sean to be great artist. i Listen o them both almost every day. To know that Big Sean is a Cass Tech graduate makes me a bigger fan as a Cass tech student myself. About the Travon thing, i feel bad, but at the same time people in Detroit die every almost every day now, but we don’t really pay attention to that sooo… I had to move on
I knew about Big Sean graduating from Cass Tech and all the honors he had when he graduated. However, I did not know the positive image that he presents to all of his audiences. I have only heard of his most popular songs and they did not present a positive example to me. Because I am not too into rap, I didn’t know that he carried this positive image with him. I believe that he put his 3.8 to good use.
This was a great video & it was very inspiring. It shows how far following your dreams/heart can take you. Good job!
Big Sean is a very insightful rapper and when i listen to his music, there is always a story that he is telling. On his Finally Famous album he had several songs associated with his love life and his emotions towards past relationships. One song titled “Don’t Wait for Me” expressed how he wanted to stay with his girlfriend but in his quest for fame and money he lost her. There is also another song called “Don’t Tell Me you Love Me” with a similar message. The theme of the album, which was stated so clearly in the title, was demonstrated by one main stream song. “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” ft. Kanye West and Roscoe Dash. This song was actually written by Roscoe Dash and he gave it to Kanye and Sean to make it as B.I.G as it was. I am a Big Sean fan and i support him not only because he is from the D but because he makes good music. The image of a rapper might make him seem uneducated and looking at him you would never expect him to have a 3.7 G.P.A from a prestigious high school in America, but that is what our society tells us. Trayvon Martin could have been just like Big Sean but because of certain people, all of his opportunities are gone.
What an interesting video. Hip Hop is in fact one of my favorite genres of music and Big Sean & Kanye West are some of my favorite rappers. It’s amazing to see Big Sean “finally famous” because he’s just a hint of all the talent Detroit has to offer!
This video was amazing because he tells the big message that DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.
I enjoyed the tie in between the two artist and Trayvon Martin. I think Big Sean is very successful and is handling this life positively.
Very, Very good anology it is perfect example of stereotyping and putting two and two together. loved it.
I admire how the artist spoke about their lives and tied in the Trayvon Martin situation with it. Big Sean is a up in coming artist and I do hope that in the near future he becomes very successful with his career.
I think this pulse beat is very influential, especially to people in Detroit and in the Black community. It affects not only Cass Tech students but kids in general that are in DPS. This video lets children know that it is ok to pursue their dreams and it’s ok to excel in life no matter what your dream is.
This pulse beat was very interesting and informative. People who live in Detroit and Black communities would be a t a great advantage to watch this. This video encourages students to follow and pursue their dreams and aspirations. A dream can be reached no matter how big it is and no matter your background.
Very interesting! =]
Great video as always. Big Sean is my favorite Cass Tech rapper so I was mildly interested in the video at first but now I think it is one of the best on the site. I feel it should have been longer though, considering it’s content.
Great video and very influential for anyone! The tie ones were right on the ball. Great, informative video.
This website is definitely very influential. You touch on very sensitive subjects a lot of people are afraid to speak on. We need more websites reviewing popular topics such as these current events. Excellent tie ins.
I think this pulse beat is very influential, especially to people in Detroit and in the Black community. I admire how the artist spoke about their lives and tied in the Trayvon Martin situation with it. I really love this site and video
Wonderful video, very inspiring and admiring. Video was well organized and fun to watch.
Good, video. I think that people really need to see and understand these psychological issues. It was nice to hear the artist talk about Trayvon Martin and their insight on that. Interesting how Big Sean & Kanye West compare to Trayvon Martin. This can show how people should go after what they want.
Very great video, I’m glad to say that Big Sean is a Cass Alumni. He is someone who should be honored.
This was wonderful
I loved the video. It was by far my favorite one. I loved the tie in between Big Sean and Travon Martin. I feel that Big Sean is a wonderful upcoming artist and he is a great leader. Continue to keep making wonderful videos.
Big Sean is an inspirational lyricist, I find him to be very inspiring. The Funny thing about this review is that big Sean always brings up the quote about his former instructor, and being a current Cass student I’ve always wanted to know which instructor told him that and exactly how they currently feel. Mr. Dunmore was definitely correct stating that we as people tend to judge a book by its cover; my only add-in is that its young African American man like Big Sean who is one of the people who I believe will change the typical cover of a black man’s book
This is one of the best videos put on this website. Not only is it very informative but it speaks to the younger generation about someone that we Idol and or look up too. It shows the realsiic views of dreams and acomplishing them
This was a great video it with the discussion of big sean and his achievements and the way you explained how kids dress these and shouldnt be judged by hoodies. Good Job!
This was one of the more interesting videos that i have watched. Like the others it could have been a little bit longer because I was so into the video. I really liked the video and it was very influential.
Very informing and interesting video. People from Black communities can make it in life because it doesn’t matter where your from but what matters is where you go.
This video was very informative and highly influential.We(as a country)need to start being realistic and stop judging people off the things they wear but off their actions.
The article definitely touched on some major points involving how people are viewed in the world today. Assumptions and the people who make them are pretty much everybody, but living everyday based on your assumptions can be dangerous. This is something we have all seen clearly in the case of Trayvon Martin.
I find this video very interesting and intriguing. To know that Big Sean is not only a successful rapper but he also has values and morals.
This was a great video. I enjoyed the video, and the tie in between Big Sean and Kanye West with Trayvon Martin was good.
The video was really good. For Big Sean to be a Cass Tech alumni, is just wonderdful.
I really like this video it tells a lot of good facts that you should not jugde someone by the way they look. Many people judge me but dont get to know me thats why they will really never know who I really am the is a very nice video keep up the good work Mr.Dunmor
This was one of the more interesting videos that i have watched. Like the others it could have been a little bit longer because I was so into the video. I really liked the video and it was very influential.
I thought it was amazing to know that Big Sean graduated from Cass with an overall 3.8. It showed me that no matter what people say, at the end of day it’s all up to the how that person feels about them self
I love how you use Big Sean as an example of how great someone can really be. You mention that he is from Detroit and it makes me proud to see someone of great achievement come from the streets of my hometown. Awesome video!
i really enjoyed this video, it helps give a better insight of the lives of those who have made a change in society, Big Sean with his talent, Trayvon Martin’s death helping to open the eyes of others and it shows that racism is still booming today, it makes life so much more understandable.
It is good to know that Big Sean graduated from my school with a 3.8. I can understand the hard work that he put in to achieve such grades… and I applaud the fact that he followed his dream rather than what others expected of him. Shouts to Big Sean(=.
Great video, I feel kind of proud to attend the same school as Big Sean, the video could have been cooler if it was shot in HD, but still great video
Big Sean is breaking stereotypes. He is also a great inspiration of to live your dreams but still do well with your academics.
The story of Big Sean is very interesting. It is fascinating that he’s from Detroit, Michigan, went to Cass Technical High School and has had a 3.8 overall G.P.A.
Great Video. I really enjoyed it and the tie ins with Trayvon Martin and Big Sean. Big Sean is a great artist and inspiring person. Continue making videos like this because it was very interesting.
This video was very informing. It shows that there are those few great black men in the world.
I was once again very impressed by the topic of Big Sean. It is very much true that it is in our human nature to define a person by how they look and to be sterotypical. You would never think that a rapper would have such a smart and intelligient background. That just makes you think twice about a person and their background. Assumptions could get you to think different about the person. The topic was very broad and true.
This was a great video! I like the fact that Big Sean is a great person and how he was also a great student.
this was good
Big Sean’s pride for both his city and his culture is amazing.
I have never seen someone come out of a “hood” like him and make it such an inspiring and positive thing.
In all of his songs he always represents where he has come from and he does that well.
I am proud to say that he is a Cass Technical High School alumni.
This video is very inspirational and informative. Big Sean is personally one of my favorite rap artist. Also, the tie in with Trayvon Martin was very good.
just amazing talent
i agree… when Mr.Dunmore said we all judge a book by its cover. Big Sean is one of the people that makes you think and look twice about that.
I was a good video and I was kinda impressed my the things that was getting talked about big sean