Big Sean is covering a big issue for The Source magazine, their 16th annual Power 30 list.

Peep the cover in the gallery above, and check out some excerpts from the interview below. The magazine will be on newsstands nationwide on September 3rd.

On his public persona: “I don’t know, man. I don’t know how the public looks at me…But then I really don’t care anymore, too much, what people say because it’s kind of like I’m trying to prove a point to myself more than anything.”

On Hall of Fame delay: “Even though I got signed to Def Jam, they were like, ‘you got to give us a reason to put your album out.’ I had to give them incentive to put my album out over a Rick Ross album, or a Rihanna album. I had to show them that I could do something for ‘em.”

On how far he's come: “I’m still young but, you know, it’s crazy going from the level I went from to the level I was at. Say you found somebody freestyling on the street right now. And they’re a kid. Then, in a matter of a few years, he’s on songs with Jay-Z. That’s a long way. It takes a lot of improving and getting better at making things happen.”

[UPDATE: Juicy J And Dr. Luke Also Cover The Source]

The Source has unveiled a second cover for their annual Power 30 issue, this time going with Juicy J and Dr. Luke on the cover.

Peep their photo above, and excerpts below.

Dr. Luke on Juicy J's achievements: "Juicy J hasn't changed his name or style and he's still relevant. I don't think that kind of thing happens to ordinary people."

Juicy J on staying humble: "I went down to Atlanta, got out the car, and passed out mixtapes with my street team. I was telling them, 'Look, I'm not ashamed to get out here and show you how I used to do this back in the day."