Big Sean will be returning to his hometown of Detroit to serve as principal for the day at Lincoln High School.
Monday, May 14th, the G.O.O.D. Music artist will be principal for the day as a reward to Lincoln High students, who increased their attendance by 8.56% as part of the “Get Schooled” campaign.
Big Sean spoke on this campaign saying, “Showing up to school, all day, every day, is one of the most important things students can do to reach their educational goals and to go on to success later in life,” said Big Sean. “I am so proud of my hometown of Detroit for tackling attendance issues head on and I am so excited to celebrate the achievements of the students who worked so hard throughout the attendance challenge.”
The “Get Schooled” campaign ran from February 13th to April 27th and was created in order to help increase attendance rates at 17 Metro Detroit high schools.
While principal for the day, Big Sean will visit classes and help teach. He will also attend an assembly with the students, which will be hosted by Shade 45’s Sway Calloway and Coco of FM 98 WJLB.
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Michael K. Williams, who is a very versatile actor, will be portraying ODB in the upcoming biopic about ODB’s life. Williams has starred as Omar Little in “The Wire”, the right-hand-man to Wesley Snipes in the recent hit movie, “Brooklyn’s Finest” and currently has a major role on HBO’s critically acclaimed series, “Boardwalk Empire”
“I am doing a lot of research on Russell”, Williams said. “I had the pleasure of meeting his beautiful mother, Ms. Cherry. We sat down for, like, three hours, and she told me the most amazing stuff about her son and a lot of things that the public didn’t know. I’ve been talking to people who know him well … people who knew him when the cameras wasn’t rolling. I’ve got a lot of insight into who he was as a human being and as a man and, dare I say it, scholar. The dude was actually quite smart. You have to be able to recite mathematics and be five percent God body — you can’t play with that. You have to know what you’re talking about. It’s a lot of studying, a lot of knowledge.”
Williams also spoke on what to expect from this movie:
“It’s drama, but if you know ODB, there’s going to be some comedy, but we’re not playing to that. It’s going to be shot as a straight piece, no buffoonery, for lack of a better word,” Williams said. “It’s only going to cover the last two years of his life when he was released from prison to the day he died. It’s just an insight into what he struggled with in the public eye.”