Legendary rapper The D.O.C., who helped pen classics for Eazy-E, N.W.A. and Dr. Dre, recently sat down with Playboy magazine for a rare interview for the publication’s April 2013 issue.

During the chat, the hip-hop icon discusses working on “We Want Eazy,” the Dr. Dre and MC Ren-assisted record that would later be featured on Eazy-E’s debut album, Eazy-Duz-It.

“Dre takes me to the studio and I meet Eazy, and Ren, and Yella. And Dre puts on this drum beat and he says, ‘Can you write me something?’ You know, it took about 10-15 minutes and that song was ‘We Want Eazy.’ Ended up being the guys first single,” says The D.O.C.

He later touches on the car crash that took his voice and the depression followed after.

“The whole West Coast movement changed direction the night I had that accident,” said The D.O.C. “Once that shit happened I was just out of there. I didn’t care about anything, but getting drunk. Getting high and trying to get away from that pain of not being able to do the one thing that I was good at.”

The full interview will appear in Playboy’s April Sex & Music issue, set to hit newsstands and i.Playboy.com on Friday (March 15).