Big Boi explained to MTV News how Scott Storch came up with the beat: "I was finishing the song 'Sumethin's Gotta Give
,' with Mary J. Blige. We was at Lenny Kravitz's studio, and my homeboy, who manages Yelawolf right now, was like, 'Scott Storch is looking for you. He said he got a beat he been sitting on for two years that got your name written all over it,' " the Outkast rapper recalled. "We finished the song with Mary, [Storch] came and picked us up - drop-top Phantom - drove us to his house, went in his house, went in his studio.
This man played a song at the loudest volume I heard a song played in my life. The first song he played was 'Shutterbugg.' Man, it came on, I was just like, 'Boy, give it to me.' Took the beat, went to Atlanta, brought my band in, keyboard and guitar players, we laid a couple layers of funk on top of it. [Producer] Bosko came in and put the 'talkbox' on it, made it all the way funky."