"Big Sean about to claim the game, when it comes to sex and drugs, I stay abstained" - Big Sean.

Welp, at least the first part of this statement is true. Sean was 16 when he rapped these words. He was a committed Christian rapper at the time. Three years later, he signed to G.O.O.D. Music and subsequently released his debut mixtape.

This article revisits a handful of tracks from Sean's four mixtapes, released over the course of his ascent to stardom from 2007 to 2012.: Finally Famous Vol. 1: The Mixtape, Finally Famous Vol. 2: UKNOWBIGSEAN, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big, & Detroit. Click through the gallery to listen.