King L recently sat down with XXL to talk about what it was like going to Paris to record with Kanye and how it's affected him. I grabbed a few quotes from the interview, but you can really tell that it was a humbling experience for King L and he appreciated the opportunity.
"I believe two or three months ago [John Monopoly] broke the news to me that I was going to be working with ‘Ye on the album and going to Paris and everything. I was like, ‘Get the fuck out of here.’ Before I knew it though I was going to get my passport, and then I was boarding the flight, and then seven hours later I was in Paris. This was my first time being out the country, so it was, like, an accomplishment for me that way as well."
"From seeing him on TV and shit, they’ll make you think he’s just a monster, arrogant motherfucker. But when I met him, he makes you feel like you guys are cool. He from Chicago so that bond, and knowing how people from Chicago is…I don’t know, we was cool."
"Working on this, it was good for my craft and for me. It made me work harder and believe in myself. Now I believe in myself way more. I just went there to work, and what was chosen out of my work is what you hear on the album."
Then unexpectedly he briefly talked about how Future and Ma$e were both in Paris at the studio while he was there.
"I wasn’t really, like, nervous or anything. And then the songs that he heard that I did, he was feeling the shit. Ma$e was there, I was out there writing with him. Future was there. All of these people who I’ve seen on TV, and now I’m in the studio working with these people. It gives you a whole new look on life."
For me the thought of Ye and Future doing a song together has endless possibilities, that I hope one day come to life.
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