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JUMP Ottawa & Bydek Group Inc present: Big Sean live in Ottawa [News]

Ottawa, ON – On Apr. 8, the good folks over at JUMP Ottawa and Bydek Group Inc bring Big Sean to Ottawa for the first time ever for an all-ages show at EY Centre (4899 Uplands Drive).

One of the key players in the rap game right now, Big Sean has made some major waves on the scene with his February-released Dark Sky Paradise. I mean, that project was massive. It’s one of the most relevant things you can listen to right now. It’s laced with tons of DJ Mustard production (which is VERY relevant), and has features from everybody who’s anybody on the scene right now (Weezy, Kanye, and – OF COURSE – king Drizzy Drake). On the real, though: Have y’all heard “I Don’t F**k with You”? If you haven’t, then IDFWU. That song bodies everything that is 2015 flex rap.

Doors to the venue open at 7 p.m. Early bird and tier 1 general admission tickets have already sold out, but you can still cop remaining tickets for $50 at NRML (Rideau and Dalhousie) or online. Full event details and updates can be found on the event’s official Facebook page. Check out more information and peep the official event flyer after the jump.

JUMP Ottawa & Bydek Group Inc present: Big Sean live in Ottawa [News] -

JUMP Ottawa & Bydek Group Inc present: Big Sean live in Ottawa [News] -

And here’s something super dope that rarely happens: free transportation to the show. So you can get all sorts of faded at the show without endangering the rest of us on your way home. Hooray! RADD Transportation will be offering a free shuttle service in Nepean, downtown, and Orleans. You can head on over here to cop a bus pass.

And if you go and ‘Like’ their Facebook page, you can enter in on a show ticket giveaway. Damn diggity. Shout-out to RADD for being rad and promoting rap show transportation safety. We salute you!

About: Big Sean

Sean Anderson, a.k.a. Big Sean, is the newest artist signed to G.O.O.D. Music/Island Def Jam at the young age of 23. Sean was born in Santa Monica, CA and relocated to the west side of Detroit, MI when he was 2 months old. He was raised by his mother and grandparents, who worked steadfastly to instill in him the principles of hard work and determination.

Sean attended the Detroit Waldorf School, a school of art, from Kindergarten to 8th Grade where he was introduced to a spectrum of art and culture. He later attended Cass Technical High School where he furthered his music career, met life long friends, and gained the support of fans and peers as he independently sold copies of his music.

Sean gained a strong relationship with 102.7FM, a local radio station in Detroit where he displayed his rhyming skills weekly. There, he met Kanye West after a radio interview in 2005 and got a chance to display his talent by freestyling for Mr. West, giving him a copy of his music and sending numerous tracks for him to critique. After months of submitting songs and numerous meetings, Sean finally got the call from Kanye West himself saying that he wanted to sign him. Big Sean officially signed to G.O.O.D Music in 2007 and then signed to Island Def Jam in 2008.

Twitter: @BigSean | @BYDEKGroup

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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