DETROIT (WWJ) — Detroit native and superstar rapper Big Sean introduced a brand new, state-of-the-art recording studio at Cass Tech on Monday afternoon.
The facility — which was created in collaboration with Adidas — was built because Sean promised a surprise if the school’s junior class could raise its ACT scores. As a result, 20 lucky students got to check out the studio with some Cass Tech alum.
Junior Coda Boyce said that her and the other students were eager to hit the studio with Big Sean, who graduated from Cass Tech in 2006.
“I think it’s so good to have somebody like Big Sean come back to the school where he came from, especially a city like Detroit, because everybody is like, ‘well, Detroit is down, nobody really pays any attention,’ but we’re really a rising city,” Boyce said. “It’s good to see famous people come back to the city and give back.”
Principal Lisa Phillips said that once they get a handle on this state of the art recording studio, any student in the Detroit Public School system will be able to use it.
“I’m not a selfish principal, so if there are students from other schools who would like to come in, we’re going to let any student in DPS at the right time — once we get it down pat — to come in and learn as well,” Phillips said.
The studio, named The Sean Anderson Studio of Infinite Possibilities, was built in just two weeks.
“We always say, at this school, that we make dreams come true, because we feel that if students come here, [they can do] anything that they want to do — there are no boundaries,” Phillips said. “But we didn’t expect this.”