Check out rap star Big Sean and  and Juicy J cover The Source as part of the magazine’s 16th annual Power 30 issue.

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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.”

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Meanwhile, Juicy J has been ruling the rap game since the late ’90s when he was a member of Three 6 Mafia. Now a solo artist, the Memphis native proves that longevity is the key to success in the music business.

Watch Behind the Scenes Footage of Big Sean’s Photo Shoot with the Source Magazine below:

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