“Pursuit of Happiness” is one of Kid Cudi’s most popular songs. It was produced by E.VAX of Ratatat in 2008. Two years later, Lissie would cover the track with her band. That rendition was eventually used to score Guy Mariano’s 2012 part in Pretty Sweet—an effort that many believed should have won Thrasher’s SOTY award that year. Regardless, it will go down as a defining moment in Guy’s incredible career. Genius sat down with E.VAX to find out how the original song was produced years before it would become a part of skateboarding’s history. Learn about the process above.