The beatmaker is Toronto producer Jahmar "Daxz" Carter, who also co-produced "6 Man
" from If You're Reading This, It's Too Late
. Daxz submitted the beat to OVO at 6p.m. on July 28, 2015 and by early the following day, the song had already been recorded.
Daxz told Complex
how he got a call from Noah "40" Shebib, the co-founder of Drake's OVO Sound label, to meet them in the studio later that night around midnight. "They told me they were making the track right there, and within an hour he dropped it on SoundCloud," he recalled. "It was 5 a.m., and he just dropped it. It all happened in the same day."
"Around the time they were finishing up around the track at 4 a.m., I was sitting in the studio like, 'Is this s--t really gonna go down right now? Are we just gonna drop this randomly out of nowhere?,'" Daxz added. "I didn't take it in completely until the drive home, and when I got home, the entire Internet was going crazy."