DJ Khaled's second single from his fifth studio album,We The Best Forever features an A-list trio of rappers - Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. It was released for digital download in the United States on May 20, 2011.
When Khaled approached Drake to appear on one of his tracks, the Canadian MC felt he wanted to contribute something memorable. "Khaled waited, like, forever and a day. I was taking my sweet time trying to craft this piece of music because I knew he needed a special moment," Drizzy told MTV News. "When I did it, I was like, 'OK, it's gotta be me, Ross and Wayne.' That's the first time anybody has ever heard all three of us on a record."
Drake's contribution features him spitting - "Hate the rumors hate the bulls--t hate these f---in allegations/I'm just feelin like the throne is for the taking. Watch me take it." His verse provoked comment that he was dissing Jay-Z as many listeners interpreted it as referencing Jay-Z's album with Kanye West, Watch The Throne. However Rick Ross denied any ideas that the lyrics were thinly veiled shots at Hov. "I know when those records are released and those vibes are in the air, I know the certain excitement that people anticipate and want to make it into," Ross explained to MTV News. "But I know Drake, and I know when he's writing, he's most definitely being the most creative, but I know he wouldn't disrespect Jay."
The song was DJ Khaled's first Hot 100 hit top 10 hit. His previous best chart ranking was the #19 peaking, "I'm So Hood" in 2007.
The song topped Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for 11 weeks.