This is the outro track of Paranoia: A True Story. Dave East told Billboard magazine the second verse of this song is his favorite 16 on the record. He explained:
"It brought me back to a certain time period when I hid my pistol in my socks draw. [Begins rapping] 'I hid the pistol in my sock draw. We had the hard and you could cop soft. For some reason I don't feel nothing when they knock a cop off. You ain't the only one getting money, I got these dropoffs.'
It was me when I was 18. It brought me back to me remembering having my gun in my socks draw and my mother doing my laundry, finding the s--t. I could remember vividly certain s--t that had happened. The second verse on the outro sum all that up. It really brought me back to that point in my life. I was dreaming about this s--t and all these artists that I was working with and f---ing with now, they were artists then. They were who they were when I was a nobody in the projects."
The lyrics to "Heartbreak Hotel" were written by a steel guitar player who was once a dishwasher repairman. He was inspired by a newspaper story about a man who killed himself and left behind a note saying only, "I walk a lonely street."
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.