6. Big Sean
Label: G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam
From: Detroit, Michigan
Active Since: 2005
Best Known Song: "Dance (A$$)" f/ Nicki Minaj (2011)
There's dozens of reasons to hate on Big Sean: his confidence, his swagger, the fact that he could screw your girl if he wanted to. But why hate when this Detroit native has so much charisma on the mic? His strong following has been growing since the Finally Famous mixtape series, and the hype reached fever pitch when he finally released his debut album last year.
The wait was well worth it-2011 wouldn't have been the same without a little "Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay" and of course who doesn't like "Dance (A$$)"? Big Sean still should have many more hits left in the tank, especially with such a strong team on his side. Watch for Sean to play a Big role on the G.O.O.D. Music album, Cruel Summer, when it drops this summer.