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  • This song features the Chicago-based poet and singer Jamila Woods. Her contribution originated from The Social Experiment's Nate Fox playing her some beats. She recalled to Spin: "Nico was just playing me beats in his living room. I started writing to it and he said, 'Let's record it right now.' He had his laptop and his little SM7 microphone and we did it, and those were the takes that ended up on the final version. We played around with re-recording it but it had a cool sound that first day."

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