Though Big Sean’s debut album Finally Famous was generally well-received and yielded several hit singles, the Detroit emcee believes there’s room for improvement.

“I feel like when I dropped my first album, I was still coming into myself as an artist,” said Sean in an interview with MTV News. “I have a better sense of who I am, what I represent, who I represent.”

Sean also discussed more specifically his evolution as a positive influence. “I also have a sense of how people look at me, just by going on tour, my first solo tour, sold-out tour and seeing the people and kids who looked at me as a role model,” he said. “That’s when I realized when you got the mic, you got the crowd, you gotta say something, or else your moment in time is wasted. It’s just a whole different thought mentality.

Finally the G.O.O.D. Music artist revealed some collaborative details from the sophomore album. “I’ve been in the studio with ‘Ye, talking with ‘Ye, building ideas with No I.D., even with Nas, with other people and really talking to ’em and soaking up where their minds is at,” he explained. “Then taking that and applying it to what I know myself. It ain’t no choice but to be good.”

Watch the interview below:

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