Recently, Big Sean, a member of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music team, spoke on advice he’s gotten from his mentor. According to Sean, West has shared “secrets” with him in hopes that he progresses in the cultural conversation. During the interview with Power 106, Sean also commented on his approach to his new album, saying he wants to speak to those who look up to him.

“Kanye said, ‘I want you to be better than me and better than [Jay-Z]. I want you to be the best because you’re the younger generation. We’re passing our secrets on to you. If you don’t take this to new heights and new levels, then what the fuck are we doing this for?’ That’s the point, to evolve,” Sean shared.

Kanye’s advice has also been instrumental to Big Sean’s next album, one that he says he’s excited about. In adding that he feels his next album will be much better than his first, Sean also explained why he’s trying to make a statement with his lyrics, saying that he doesn’t want his time to be “wasted” or “forgotten.”

“When you got the crowd, you got the mic, you’ve gotta make sure you say something for these people, man, especially for these ones who look up to you, or your moment in time will just be wasted and forgotten. You’ve gotta make sure you leave a legacy,” he added.

For more from the interview, check the video clip below.