Appearing on the Heart of an Outlaw show multi-talented rapper and producer Aktual recalled the time he witnessed Kanye West work on his hit single ‘Good Life’ featuring T-Pain.
“Being in the studio with Jeezy, I learned a lot. With the Outlawz I learned a lot. “Being in the studio and seeing these guys work from scratch it just showed me like it doesn’t matter where you come from. If you have something to offer in this game people are gonna hear it and recognize that.”
Aktual also had the opportunity to share the same studio with Kanye West during the time when West collaborated with T-Pain on the hit ‘Good Life’. The single went to win 8 awards between 2008-2009 and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard 200.
“Kanye is dope. I think a lot of people just look at the media and they never met him,” Aktual explains. “He was so humble being in the position he is in, he’s still a perfectionist and he just wanted it to be right, no matter how much money he making. He really is about the music, no matter how crazy he gets sometimes.”
Aktual was impressed how West asked for input from everyone in the studio including Aktual. “Just learning about mixing and how sometimes you might have a sound that might have to be turned up or have a vocal that’s too loud or too low. So he is a perfectionist and I learned with Kanye is that it doesn’t matter how long it takes it needs to be right. That’s what I learned from Kanye,” Aktual said.
According to Aktual it took West multiple times to mix the song until he was completely satisfied.