Key Wane Tells All: The Stories Behind His Biggest Hits

Big Sean f/ Wale "Life Should Go" (2012)

Album: Detroit
Label: G.O.O.D. Music, Def Jam

“I remember I was recording—this was like a weekend—I was going ham. This was last fall. I remember I was just making a whole bunch of tracks over the weekend. I remember I was just working on some keys. I crafted that out, chopped some drums up, got the drums straight, and I recorded this hook on it, and I sent it to Sean. Sean like, ‘I’m fucking with this.’ Months later, he recorded it, Wale hopped on it. The first time I ever came to LA, he played it for me. I lost my mind. I was like, ‘Shit, this is sweet.’ We later finished it up in my LA trip that I spent that whole month when we made the ‘Intro.’

“We got some guitars to play on that, we got some extra added keys played on there, on top of the keys I played. We just finalized it. It was a great time. Around that whole August, a lot of the stuff I did on Detroit, I kind of completed that month there. It was a great time there. I got to sit through the whole creative process of the mixtape. Got to participate and work on the album too. It was a great trip.”

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