The Mentor: Kanye West. The Protégé: Big Sean.
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The Stories Of 18 Mentors And Their Musical Protégés
10. The Mentor: Kanye West. The Protégé: Big Sean.
When Big Sean was told by a friend that Kanye would be at a local radio station, Big Sean took his shot and headed down there looking for a chance to rap for him. Thanks to connections at the station Sean got close, and 'Ye told him he had 16 seconds. That 16 seconds turned into 10 minutes. Kanye told Mixtape Daily; "His story for me was I heard him rap, he killed it and he got signed."