By now, Anderson .Paak is a name that more and more people are becoming familiar with. Though he’s had a long musical journey, things really began to take off recently when he started working with Dr. Dre on his recent Compton album.

During a recent stop by Sway in the Morning, the new Aftermath-signee discussed how all of this unfolded. He explains how one unexpected invite to the studio turned into him witnessing Dr. Dre not only listen to his music, but play it on repeat. Anderson goes on to discuss all the changes that have happened in his career, just within the past year—all before closing things out with a quick freestyle.

Watch the full interview above.