During a recent interview on the Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast, the Bay Area rapper opened up about his experiences working with the Compton icon.

Symba said that Dre encouraged him to start acting out his lyrics, and his performance improved immeasurably. Symba showed what he meant by spitting a short excerpt of his song “Can’t Win for Nothing” twice. The first time he delivered it in a monotone fashion. But in the second he added emphasis, sounding like he was actually going through the events and emotions the lyrics were addressing.