Big Sean showed us his soft side back in February with the premiere of his heartfelt track "One Man Can Change the World" featuring Kanye West and John Legend, a tribute to his barrier-breaking grandmother Mildred V. Leonard. And now we've got the music video for the song, a heartwarming black-and-white homage to the woman who he credits with helping him learn the value of hard work and perseverance.
The most personal single on Dark Sky Paradise is an extended thank you to Leonard, who served as one of the first black female captains in WWII, police officers in Detroit and a long-serving member of the Detroit Public School system. Big Sean is also using the release of this video to boost his first "Uplifting Our Youth" Scholarship, which raises money for low-income, college-bound graduates in Detroit via the Sean Anderson Foundation. We definitely fuck with you, Big Sean.
Keep your eyes peeled for our summer feature with Big Sean and his work in Detroit on Papermag.com next week.