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The worst kept secret

Sean Kingston was discovered on Myspace after he sent a message to an industry producer. Lilly Allen’s music grew so popular on her Myspace page that it ultimately resulted in her securing a recording contract. Whiz Khalifa released a Mixtape that became so successful it resulted in him signing a record deal. Big Sean developed the buzz that ultimately led to him signing with Kanye West’s record label G.O.O.D Music after the success of his Mixtapes, so we hear.

Sean Kingston was the grandson of famed Jamaican Reggae producer Lawrence Lindo, – by marriage. Lily Allen is the daughter of the actor and musician Keith Allen and film producer Allison Owen. Whiz Khalifa’s mixtape “Show and Prove” was released by independent record company Rostrum Records that has a roster that also includes Mac Miller. Big Sean was signed and dropped from the G.O.O.D Music label before he released the mixtape “Finally Famous” that got him signed to G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam. His mixtape featured the single “Get’cha Some” that had a video directed by Hype Williams. This is what we don’t hear. Continue reading