The embodiment of a true entertainer lies not in their ability to entertain the masses but in how they influence those masses to their very best selves. Since his debut, Big Sean has constructed a professional brand that can only be categorized as inspirational, but not in the way you might think. Of course, the Detroit native creates chart-topping anthems that inspire fans across the globe, but there’s more. He inspires his supporters to pay it forward while lifting as they climb.

That’s exactly what the Finally Famous rapper is doing through his involvement with the Moguls in the Making entrepreneurial competition, in which he will mentor 60 students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) on how to tap into their inner mogul. Hosted by Ally Financial in collaboration with the Sean Anderson Foundation and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the event is in its fourth year and will take place in Charlotte this weekend.

Big Sean stopped by Blavity News to discuss the importance of mentorship, how his mentors have influenced him and how growing up in Detroit shaped his view of entrepreneurship.