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“Don’t Run” is one of the best songs on the album, and a sign that Sanders is on the right path. He spoke with Complex about how the collaboration came about. How did you connect with PARTYNEXTDOOR? Larry Sanders: I moved to L.A. about a year ago, and thought about really getting into music and learned how to produce in FL Studio. I had a couple of producers, including Seven Thomas, around me and we were messing around and there was a track that was, at first, just a sample. They were like, Let me use your laptop and add to it. Eventually the beat came about. Later, Sevn sent the beat over to PARTY. A couple months later, he sends the record back. It was exciting.
When did you know you were going to be on the album? Larry Sanders: Honestly, probably like a week or two weeks ago. You know, they do a tracklist and they told everyone who made the album, so it eventually got back to my camp. What did you feel when you found out? Larry Sanders: I mean, it’s amazing. You know me, I just started getting into making beats like five, six years ago, honestly, while I still was in the NBA. But I never had an artist that really cut a record from something I made. For a major artist like PARTYNEXTDOOR to do that, it was exciting. When I heard he put it on the album that was the icing on the cake.
Wade on Jay Z’s “If Jeezy’s paying LeBron, I’m paying Dwyane Wade”: “This is when I felt like I made it in pop culture. Once Jay Z did it, I felt like I was on that respect level of artists that I respect.” Kanye gave Wade a subtle heads up about the “Two years Dwayne Wayne became Dwyane Wade” line on The Glory. Wade said, “I remember seeing Kanye before I heard it and he was like ‘Yo, you gotta listen to my album. There’s gonna be something on there.’” Check out Wade’s full comments over at Genius.