The song also features the Chicago Children's Choir, who were founded in 1956 during the Civil Rights Movement. The collaboration was first birthed in 2013 when the CCC's President and Artistic Director Josephine Lee was introduced to Chance backstage at a James Blake show. A few years later producer/keyboardist Peter Cottontale, who is part of the creative group The Social Experiment, contacted Lee to bring in a few CCC members to collaborate on a few tracks. 15 members and a few alumni headed to a studio in Chicago to record vocals for this track, "How Great
" and "Finish Line / Drown." "They just sent us clips of the tracks and I didn't even hear it all until we got into the studio," she recalled to Genius
. "We didn't know Kanye was even going to be on 'All I Got' until after it was recorded."