Big Sean is at work on his sophomore album, and he spoke to MTV about his growth from his first album. He says he has a better sense of who he is since dropping Finally Famous.

"I feel like when I dropped my first album, I was still coming into myself as an artist," Sean said. "I have a better sense of who I am, what I represent, who I represent."  He explains that he has a different mentality for this album than he did for FF.  "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." Although his next LP is still untitled, it is expected to be released after the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album Cruel Summer.

He listed a few collaborations he's working on for his second studio 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. Then taking that and applying it to what I know myself. It ain't no choice but to be good."