Connecting With Top Dawg and Working on good kid, m.A.A.d. city
JMSN: "Dave Free who manages them reached out to me, and also Sounwave, who's their in-house producer. They were both just fans of the music and their girlfriends introduced them to it. Sounwave was like, 'We got to do some work. Kendrick is working on his album.' I was like, 'Cool, let me know.'
"I met up with Dave Free who wanted me to do a track with Ab-Soul. He didn't even know at the time that I had been talking to Sounwave. I was like, 'Where is [Sounwave] at?' He's like, 'Oh, you know him?' I said yeah, so it was kind of this circle of connections.
"I got with them and Sounwave brought over 'Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe.' I did some vocals on that, and at the time Kendrick was on tour. He got back and I went over to Dr. Dre's studio and just laid a bunch of vocals. I did some strings for them on a couple songs too.
"I was happy to help get Kendrick's ideas out there and accent what he was doing. I'm a big Kendrick Lamar fan, so it was just great to be a part of that. At the time this was one of the only rap crews that I would fuck with."