The central theme of the song is about the tension between the temptations of selling your soul to the Devil to gain fame and riches and trying to maintain a clean soul. A$AP Rocky is open about his use of illegal drugs such as LSD and sleeping around with women, but he still maintains a relationship with God. He said during an interview with Sway in the Morning: "I pray everyday to God. I pray over cookies before I eat 'em. I'm thankful for blessings, and I talk to God everyday."
London newcomer Joe Fox croons the hook over Danger Mouse's psychedelic production. He recalled to Fader: "I had that 'Holy Ghost, I'm on my knees hook.' Rocky wrote the entire rap for that in one night. He just put it down. I think if things are meant to happen, then they just happen quite quickly and organically. It was never a struggle."
The bedrock of David Guetta's Nicki Minaj-featuring single "Hey Mama" is a sample of "Rosie," a 1940s prison recording from folk archivist Alan Lomax that songwriter Esther Dean first showed the French DJ on YouTube.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."