Mac Miller recorded his contribution before the commercial success of his Blue Slide Park
album. Despite having the opportunity to add a more famous rapper to the track, Saporta chose to go with the then little known MC. "We worked on the track with Stargate and they're totally hooked up," he revealed to The Boombox
. "They had a big name rapper that they wanted to get on the track. My vibe was like, 'I feel like everyone has used the same big name rappers all the time,' and I just wanted to get someone who was fresh. I was already a Mac Miller fan. I heard 'Let 'Em In,' 'Knock, Knock.' I love [those] song[s], so that's why I wanted him on the record."