How tall is Big Sean? Big Sean is 5 feet, 8 inches tall. Technically, that height doesn’t make him that big — the average American male is a couple of inches taller — but in terms of hip-hop prowess, the California-born, Detroit-raised rapper is a towering figure. Big Sean first made his name in 2005, when he went to a local Motor City radio station with hopes of impressing Kanye West, who was in the studio giving an interview. Yeezy took a liking to the youngster’s flow, and two years later, he signed Sean to his GOOD Music imprint. In 2011, Big Sean dropped his debut, “Finally Famous,” and two years later, he followed that aptly titled collection with “Hall of Fame.” Both records reached the top 5 of the Billboard 200, establishing Big Sean as big name in pop music.

How tall is Big Sean compared to some of his fellow hip-hop heavies? At 5 feet, 8 inches, he’s taller than West Coast great Kendrick Lamar and tatted-up New Orleans superstar Lil Wayne, who both stand 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and he’s the same height as Kanye and fellow Detroit rapper Eminem. Of course, all of the aforementioned rappers are shorter than Jay Z, who checks in at 6 feet, 2 inches, and Drake, who stands an even 6 feet tall.

No that Big Sean’s height really matters. Irrespective of his shorter-than-average stature, the Motor City MC has a track record of crossing over onto the pop charts and over the years, he’s worked with everyone from Juicy J to Justin Bieber. Sean’s collaboration with the Biebs, “As Long as You Love Me,” was a top 10 hit in 2012, and when the duo cut the track, the rapper might have found himself looking up at his young counterpart. That’s because Justin Bieber stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall. Literally and figuratively, Big Sean isn’t as big as Bieber, but given that he’s engaged to marry actress Naya Rivera, he may be on his way achieving similar levels of fame.

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