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Big Sean Gives $10,000 To Flint Water Crisis, Urges Others To Donate

(AllHipHop News) Michigan native, Big Sean, recently donated $10,000 to aid those suffering through the Flint Water Crisis. The “Blessings” MC recently joined forces with CrowdRise to create the #HealFintKids Fundraiser.  Sean’s altruistic action kicked off the grass-roots campaign.

In its premier press release Big Sean expressed his angst, “I am devastated by the water crisis that has put the entire city of Flint in a state of emergency. In recognizing the great work that the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan has been doing, it is my hope we can help by raising the money needed to ensure that the children who have been hit the hardest receive the care that they need today and well into the future.”

Today (Jan. 21), the #HealFlintKids’ campaign started at noon. A variety of techniques are being used to persuade the public to donate. A $10 tax deductible pledge will earn someone the opportunity to win a pair of VIP tickets to an upcoming stateside show. For all the official details head over to CrowdRise.

In addition to linking up with CrowdRise, continues to use social media as a way to employ his voice. Located only an hour away from his hometown of Detroit, the Flint Water Crisis seems to truly be resounding with the Grammy-nominated lyricist. He has shared his compassion and lifted his concern. In a recent tweet concerning Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, attempt to shirk his responsibility, Big Sean snapped.

Below check out the tweets.

There’s nothing like activism in action; kudos go out to Big Sean!

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55 Responses to “Big Sean Gives $10,000 To Flint Water Crisis, Urges Others To Donate”

  1. Sgt. H. Jennings

    That was kind of Big Sean. There are questions that need to be addressed but at this moment right now the people of Flint and surrounding areas need as much support as they can get. Simple things like water has become more difficult to get than gas. That’s insane..

  2. Q.

    Kudos to Sean–that’s a big boy move. This water crisis in Flint is just the beginning though. Water scarcity will be a growing problem in the coming years. Nationally, water infrastructures are very old and deteriorating, contaminating water in different regions. That, plus corporate chemical spill-off in water networks + government oversight means we have a national clusterfvck on the horizon.

    • Anthony Mason

      Once our water supplies go we are f***ed. Maybe this is a good time for all local officials in every city and town to check out what the status is….

      Bottled water is cheap but if these companies can figure out a way to triple or quadruple the price in the next couple months they will. I can see a future where $5- 8 nestle water for one bottle is possible.

      • Q.

        I was thinking the same thing. We could be in a situation where water replaces oil as a prime commodity. Worst case scenario we could be headed toward some Mad Max sh!t. Disturbing to think about…

      • Anthony Mason

        What is more sad is that every single patent for using water to fuel cars has been purchased by the oil industry or someone directly associated with it….

        If a car could run on fresh or salt water and was mass produced, it would chain effect collapse every government on Earth and deystroy millions of businesses. Every major business….

        It would end life on this planet as we know it because of the short and term effects. Too many to even imagine….

        That is why there are no water powered cars on the road. The only type of mass produced cars ” they” allow are full electric or hybrid because electricity does now and will alwats cost money to someone unless they own their own solar panels or. Those are so expensive it defeats the purpose…

      • Q.

        And the electric industry is powered mostly by coal and natural gas. So they’re still digging into the ore and wrecking the environment through fracking and excavation. We have to put a stop to all of it within the next two generations or we’re fvcked. We’ve had the tech to live in a “free energy” (wireless electric) environment for decades, but the electric cabals deaded that back with Nikola Tesla–they conspired against him and he died penniless. The will of the People command all this sh!t. The more aware people become and the more we demand different, the corporate structure will have to relent. It’s just a matter of time.

      • Anthony Mason

        Yup . I was going to say exactly all the rest of what you just said….

        Thanks for finishing it out. People need to read this beause the very premise of it puts all of life on this earth into perspective for people who trip off of minor things…

        Water and petroleum are forever connected and no matter how we try to change it in the future it won’t happen….

        Everyone who has gas vehicles and every single military vehicle on earth would need to be replaced with one that uses water or wireless free energy (back to Tesla) if that would become the standard…

        America will be a nuclear war ravished deathscape in the relatively near future the way the jenga blocks are currently positioned towards collapse. It just takes one small block being pulled out to deystroy everything because of the internet and global relations….

        Wonder which block that will be? Only time will tell but I can guess it has to do with water and lack there of as a result of its contamination due to nuclear fallout or natural disaster ….

      • Q.

        If/when the U.S. dollar collapses, things will come undone rapidly. I don’t think we we’re headed for nuclear war, though…a lot of that is just posturing by nations who feel disempowered. The truth is, nobody in power wants to lose everything. Anybody pushes the button and it’s pretty much party over. There’s too much to risk economically, politically…I just don’t see it happening–especially in this era of instant media exposure. I do see a battle on the horizon between the the corporatocracy and common people. Corporations are under more public scrutiny now than ever for political spending and lobbying corruption. They’re having to find new ways to more sneakily implement their agendas; it’s more challenging now to pull the wool over the masses’ eyes. They’re relying on our ignorance to maintain control.

      • Anthony Mason

        All world governments are run via oligarchy so public ignorance is necessary to make it work…

        It will be an unforseen extraneous factor(s) that will lead to our demise. We are too interconnected now for it to happen any other way….

        If someone knocks out our power grid, the U.S. will find out who it is and attack. However, by the time they can react, another country could invade….

        The U.S. military has a new internet seperate from the consumer internet in place and also tank vehicles that can’t be taken out by EMPs and are fully automated/ driven remotely….

        The military sold the internet to the highest bidder after they designed a new one in the 1970s. We are about 45-50 years behind in the consumer sector in regards to interconnectivity technology…..

        The only thing that was standing in the way of commercial flat screen visual devices being released now as opposed to 25+ years ago is because they needed to create a sustainable consumer market that depended upon it….

        You can not function in U.S. society as a human being now without a mobile cell phone device or another computer and the internet. You can not successfully apply for corporate jobs or file taxes without it….

        So yes…like you said….it is checkmate and bulletproof control has already been attained. The controls in place can not be undone or recinded…..

      • Q.

        Yeah, most modern everyday tech innovations have come about due to military research, ironically in the pursuit of finding more efficient ways to kill people and spy on enemies. The internet is just one of many. Naturally, we should assume that the federal gov’t has much better, classified versions of pretty much any tech the public uses, plus more. There’s always an upside and downside to technology–science is a tool at our disposal. How we use it reflects our consciousness. Like, you can see the usefulness of micro-chipping your dog in case they get lost, as opposed to chipping a human like a warehouse product.

        There’s no such thing as impossible or irreversible. Everything that is made can be unmade. Nothing material is permanent, and no human civilization, no planet even, will last forever. This is the law of nature. With that being said, I don’t subscribe to any doomsday scenarios, as the future is always in flux, literally changing every second. There is no fixed destiny. Our future as a species is what we make of the ever-present moment and is predicated on our level of consciousness, our will, and our intent behind our actions. Reality is always unfolding and has infinite possible outcomes.

      • Anthony Mason

        Correct…There is no fixed destiny but the powers that be are hell bent on shaping it to conform to their independant and esoteric ideals….

        Step No.1- Population control

        Our desire to help shape and form peoples minds in a way that will help them to be more cognizant and effective individuals is a step in the right direction…. However, the car is going 90 mph and the brake lines are cut….

      • Q.

        TPTB have been doing their thing for centuries, nothing new. Population control is already here–it’s called debt, paying bills, and corporate slavery. Human behavior is conditioned on our dependence on the fiat currencies we call money. Let this fake economy collapse [again] and watch reality as you know it change overnight. The masses will find out what’s real and what’s fake very quickly.

      • Anthony Mason

        I Hope we as people keep getting more chances bruh. I really do….

      • Anthony Mason

        It is already attained. We as Americans don’t have a choice to not use the internet even in the lowest social sector. If you live in poverty in this country you are required to use the Internet unless you decide to be homeless or live off the grid….

        In the Hebrew alphabet the equivalent to “w” is “vav” and the numerical value is 6 for each iteration. Effectively… www is equal to 666.

        “Let him that have understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six”
        -Revelation 13:19

        “Vav”also represents a hook, peg or nail representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The character represents a nail and is present on all Monster Energy consumer products. The internet is the platform of the antichrist and will result in the destruction of humanity….

  3. ZUBU

    I understand what he is trying to do, but if you give the paper to the City Of Flint are they going to really help the kids? How is this going to DIRECTLY HELP THE KIDS?
    Once again I think he means well, not certain about others……

  4. ApricotNapalm

    We pay taxes and we pay for water as part of utilities. Now ngas need more money? Thats like fckin up the Pack bruh…..cant give these ngas no more $- they gotta figure this 1 out on they own. Those lawsuits are coming too, & if you are involved- settlement $ split 3ways 33% lawyer 33% med 33% you A. dont hire a lawyer who is gonna take 33% if he cant take 18 somebody else will. 33% is max the law allows them to take, but by no means nonnegotiable B. Settle your medical bills on your own, they take 33% of what you owe (you can keep 2/3 of what you owe, but use final bill to escalate what you’re asking). C. Dont settle for less than 7 figures in hand (long term health effects) Class action lawsuits limit your money Sue on your own. If your lawyer cant take less than 33% fck em, this is open & shut

  5. Zodiak Killa

    5 percent of the proceeds from Straight Outta Compton could help fix this problem. I’m just sayin..
    Any support is great,but folks can’t bathe in 1 case of bottled water a family. Need to redo the piping system and filtration. Seems like it should be an easy fix. Where is Jada and Will? Oh I forgot they have ‘Bigger problems’.

    • Anthony Mason

      They are too concerened about future diplomatic relations with extraterrestrials and being a family of rich confused weirdos to hear you…

  6. Mike

    It’s good that celebs are stepping in to help when it’s not there fault. Rick Snyder and the state of Michigan is to blame. If this were Ann Arbor, Livonia, or any other white suburb area this would of not happened. Snyder should quit or get voted out of office ASAP. I don’t wanna hear lets wait til this is fix then worry about Snyder’s job. Snyder knew all along that their was high level of lead in flint water.

  7. Papi Peligro

    Donation? Man the federal government needs to fix the water. I donated 1200 dollar last period to federal income taxes that cover federal disaster areas. If the water out the faucet looks like it soaked in SH!T when you pour it out THEN USE SOME OF THAT TAX MONEY.

    • Anthony Mason

      It is depressing to see how much the government takes out as a tax free loan from me every 2 weeks then gives me crumbs back at the start of every year….

  8. KnutesNiche

    Headline, *”Michigan native Big Sean recently donated $10,000 to aid those suffering through the Flint Water Crisis.”*

    Reading Sean “Big Sean” Michael Leonard Anderson rap artistry lyrics I learned he repeatedly demeans women by characterizing our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters, aunts and nieces as less than human ^itches and ^ hores unworthy of respect.

    BIG SEAN LYRICS “Final Hour”

    “Gon a head and tell these ^itches who they fuckin with. Man to get where I’m at I’ll make her suck a hundred d^cks. Man to get where I’m I’ll make her suck a hundred d^cks. Her mouth lookin like dannon because me and canon and to get where we at she had to suck a hundred d^cks.”

    *Sean “Big Sean” Michael Leonard Anderson* reminds me of gangster *Al Capone* who created soup kitchens designed to curry favor with depressed poor people who were willing to ignore all the emotional and physical HARM Al Capone and his gang/crew/posse caused to the community they preyed on.

    Sean “Big Sean” Michael Leonard Anderson could give away $millions$ , though that will not change the fact Sean and many of his rap recording artists buddies are chiefly responsible for perpetuating the struggles and hardships of their neighbors when they IGNORE the reason why so many of our American neighbors are struggling with pain and hardships….instead Sean chooses to glorify and profit from the pain and struggles of our neighbors.

    Please alert me when when and if Sean begins respecting himself, his neighbors and the *MATERNAL HALF* of our population.

    *(NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)*

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    Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, addressed inmates at Ironwood State Prison offering a compelling overview of the role that exposure to childhood trauma plays in the lives of *emotionally troubled* and chronically ill American teens and adults.


    At 2:12:25 in this documentary about Mafia hitman and victim of Early Childhood Trauma/Abuse, Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, Dr. Park Dietz explains why young Richard most likely developed into a emotionally disturbed, paranoid, cruel, heartless teen and man who did not give a frig about anyone else, including his wife and kids.



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    • Q.

      On the spectrum of rappers who “choose to glorify and profit from the pain and struggles of our neighbors” Big Sean is a light weight. I’m not a fan of his music, but I’ve never really heard him glorifying guns, selling drugs, or gang culture. Drawing a parallel between Sean and Al Capone is REACH to say the least. LMAO It sounds like you have some kind of “feminist” anti-rap agenda, taking two lines out of one song to judge an artist’s entire body of work.

      What do you think of Big Sean’s song, “One Man Can Change The World?”He saluted the maternal side of his family very well–his grandmother. You should check it out.

      • KnutesNiche

        Q replied *”On the spectrum of rappers who “choose to glorify and profit from the pain and struggles of our neighbors” Big Sean is a light weight.”*

        Hi, Q. If Sean Anderson is genuinely concerned about his community and wants to see ALL community members grow and prosper, experiencing safe and fairly happy lives, what has he done to help improve the lives of his tormented, depressed brothers and sisters who are NOT “LIGHTWEIGHTS” when using music to share when rapping or speaking about the pain they experience for being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by a population of less than human ^itches and ^hores unworthy of respect. The same ^itches and ^hores many recording artists like Sean Anderson demean, disparage and hate-on in their music?

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        Black *(Children’s)* Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; *End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect*; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations

      • Q.

        “…what has he done to help improve the lives of his tormented, depressed
        brothers and sisters who are NOT LIGHTWEIGHTS when using music to share
        the pain they experience for being introduced to a life of pain and
        struggle by a population of less than human ^itches and ^hores unworthy
        of respect they are constantly demeaning and hating-on in their music?”

        ^ Please simplify your question. It’s kind of a mess.

      • Q.

        Done what?? I don’t understand your jumbled question, but I’d say you can’t judge an artist’s catalog by two lines you didn’t like from one song, just like you couldn’t judge a man’s life from two words they spoke in a conversation. Have you listened to “One Man Can Change the World” yet? Or are you just cherry-picking as part of your agenda? You come off like Tipper Gore.

      • KnutesNiche

        Correctly observing I crafted a poor question, Q replied, *”I don’t understand your jumbled question…”*

        Q, why does Big Sean Anderson and virtually all his recording artist peers characterize women and girls as less than human ^itches and ^hores unworthy of respect?


      • Q.

        Your premise is erroneous. Virtually all [rap] recording artists do not necessarily characterize females as” less than human ^itches and ^hores unworthy of respect.” Perhaps you should familiarize yourself with a more diverse range of Hip-Hop artists.

        And again, I’ll ask you, did Big Sean characterize his grandmother as a b!tch or a whore in “One Man Can Change the World?” Did you find that song disrespectful to women?

      • KnutesNiche

        Q replied, “Your premise is erroneous. Virtually all [rap] recording artists do not necessarily characterize females as” less than human ^itches and ^hores unworthy of respect.” Perhaps you should familiarize yourself with a more diverse range of Hip-Hop artists.

        And again, I’ll ask you, did Big Sean characterize his grandmother as a b!tch or a whore in “One Man Can Change the World?” Did you find that song disrespectful to women?”

        My friend, you’re playing me. Sean Anderson’s may or may not love his grandmother, though what about his own MOM? In which of his raps does Sean show his own mom love and respect?

        Q, what about the girls and women Sean Anderson and most all rap artists characterize a less than human ^itches and ^hores unworthy of respect? Why is he and his rap artists colleagues disrespecting and demeaning them?

        Lets start over, Q.

        Q, perhaps you or someone can help?

        *When & Why Did Our Moms Become Less Than Human?*

        Who is responsible for *influencing or conditioning* many young Americans of African descent to characterize our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters and aunts as less than human creatures?

        Growing up in the 60s, year after year I’d roll out of bed in the morning, crank up my 9v transistor radio listening to contemporary sounds, including a new genre of American music its artists, composers, lyricists and producers called Motown.

        My Motown musician friends wrote and performed music that made me smile, wanting to dance, celebrate life and wanting to experience the love between a man and a woman they were constantly telling me about. Every hour of every day I could tune in my radio and listen to my talented Motown musician friends singing songs praising and loving women

        Listening to these musicians celebrating life and loving women *conditioned me* to believe they are good, peaceful people deserving of respect, admiration and a large *”Thank you”* for sharing their musical talent with me, my friends and our world.

        What I am trying to figure out is why today, many of my Motown friend’s children and grandchildren are writing contemporary music performance lyrics that clearly are demeaning and HATING on each other, as well as writing lyrics demeaning women, our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters and aunts, characterizing women as *itches* and *hores*…essentially less than human creatures or women undeserving of respect…which is pretty much how greedy or genuinely ignorant early Euros characterized the African people they abducted and enslaved.

        What happened? Why have females fallen out of favor with many young people who write rap hip hop performances?

        *Another question.*

        Today when *ten-year-old American kids* wake up, tune into their fav contemporary radio station, listening to lyrics describing anti-social activities and behaviors their parents, community and educators are telling them are harmful to them, their neighbors and community, what opinions, if any, will these 5th grade children form about the music performers writing music lyrics describing anti-social behaviors and activities that often emotionally traumatize and physically harm individual peaceful people and the neighborhoods they live or work in?

        Dating back to the early-mid 80s when Brooklyn rappers were selling their CDs from car trunks, many music performers and artists of African descent were performing raps that characterized *the maternal half of our population*, as less than human *itches?

        Q, who or what is responsible for influencing their hateful and demeaning rap lyrics?

        *What subliminal messages are today’s youngsters learning* when they hear mega-popular Americans of African descent characterizing women, aka our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters, aunts and nieces, as *hores, not worthy of respect?



      • Q.

        Again, you’re over-generalizing. To say that all rappers and Hip-Hop artists write lyrics which are demeaning to females is false, and is also ignoring the Hip-Hop artists who in fact write songs which honor women. To ignore the full spectrum of artistry within Hip-Hop music would, by definition, be ignorant.

        Secondly, the words “b!tch” and “whore” were not invented by rappers nor by Black people. They’ve been uttered by mouths of all ethnicities and walks of life since the birth of the English language. If your agenda is to attack what you perceive as a misogynistic mindset, it seems you would start from the top down. As you alluded to when you said “early Euros characterized the African people they abducted and enslaved,” you may want to further investigate the generational cultural effects of living in a white patriarchal society, which not only demeans people of color, but women in general. Those Euros you’re talking about are still here, and the demeaning and objectification of women can be found in all aspects of American culture: sports, TV, film, music, corporate America, politics, domestic life, etc. Now, while I could agree that there are rap songs which contain lyrics which could be taken offensively by some women, to suggest that rap music is somehow the source of misogyny in our culture is a disingenuous and specious argument. If you want to investigate the roots of misogyny, then address American culture en masse, first.

        Thirdly, have you considered that the music you hear on contemporary radio stations is deliberately placed there? That perhaps the rap AND R&B music you perceive as demeaning to women is used purposely as a psychological weapon to negatively influence Black children, by forces outside of the Black community? That many of the radio networks’ programming directors are Black women, and mothers as well? That the major record labels, typically managed by predominately white executives, specifically recruit and offer contracts to young artists who favor negativity in general? There is a lot of industry complicity which goes on behind the music you hear on mainstream channels and, therefore, there are levels of accountability to be considered beyond the artists themselves. If you’re going to go on a crusade, you need to expand your scope–going after lightweight offenders like Big Sean won’t get you where you want to go.

      • KnutesNiche

        Q suggested, *”Thirdly, have you considered that the music you hear on contemporary radio stations is deliberately placed there?”*

        Hi, Q. Thanks for your reply, though I am focused on writing about the Child Abuse and Neglect I witnessed on a near daily basis during the twelve years I tried to protect peaceful Brooklyn, NY residents from the REAL LIFE mayhem and violence Shawn Jay Z Carter relates in his life experience inspired raps.

        Beginning in the early-mid 80s, before “white” record producers could influence locally popular rappers, self-produced rap CDs were being sold from trunks of cars parked in and around the Marcy Houses. These dudes were rapping about women being ^itches and ^hores long before Jimmy Iovine got his greedy selfish hands on these depressed, angry teens and young men.

        Frankly Q, for twelve years I witnessed mostly single moms disregarding the well being of their children, who far too often matured into angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults running wild on the streets causing great emotional, physical harm and death to their peaceful neighbors.

        I am sad that far too many of my American neighbors refuse to recognize the damage being done to children by a significant population of African American females.

        Q, I become more morose witnessing a growing number of my American neighbors producing and broadcasting via Youtube their thoughts, concerns and the pain they experience witnessing some African American women and moms “living wild” (Kendrick Lamar’s characterization of his mom’s lifestyle) and perpetuating negative stereotypes about people of color.


        Q, no one will change my view about the OPPRESSION of children I witnessed with my own eyes, OPPRESSION that far too often caused kids to mature into emotionally damaged teens and adults who caused me to abandon this community when concerns for my own emotional and physical well being told me it was time to transfer to a less stressful work environment.


      • Q.

        Now. have you investigated the root causes of the urban blight, depression and oppression you’re talking about, or is your mission to somehow place the blame for these systemic conditions on the shoulders of rap entertainers??

      • KnutesNiche

        Q, thank you for aiding me in sharing my thoughts.

        Though I would especially like to thank you for repeatedly dodging the question I asked regarding ^itches and ^hores.

        Q, with all due respect I’m done replying to you. I’ll be seeking another troll wishing to aid me in sharing my thoughts.


      • Q.

        LOL, No, thank YOU for exposing yourself as the troll that YOU are. Trolling? Dodging questions? Retreating from debate? Nice way to project your own inadequacies on me–the true sign of a loss. While none of your questions were dodged, you FAILED to answer all of mine. Trolls don’t engage in honest discourse–they mock it; instead of engaging intellectually, you’ve just confirmed my suspicion that you have an agenda against Hip-Hop, with no desire to address real issues at the core. C. Delores fought and lost this battle 20 years ago. You can’t be serious. Be gone from this site and good riddance! PEACE

      • Anthony Mason

        Glad to see someone thinking for once….@Q. is cool in my personal opinion though fam…..

        Thank you for provoking thought….

    • i got this

      doubt it he’s from there Meek just trying to look like a good boy for the judge he has to go see.. The 50k prob wasn’t even all his money!!

  9. that dude

    10,000? I don’t care why 50 or Meek did it, they did it. This dude from there and only gave up 10,000 and a chance to win some VIP tickets? He coulda at least asked Kanye for the bread and doubled what 50 and Meek donated. Smh…….

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