South Carolina producer Supah Mario first worked with Drake in 2017 on More Life's "Ice Melts." He managed to score another placement on this song (along with JRHitmaker, Taz Taylor, and !llmind). According to a Rolling Stone interview
, Supah Mario originally intended the beat for a much different rapper: Big K.R.I.T. However, after the Mississippi-born artist opted not to record to the southern funk laced instrumental, Supah Mario sent it over to Drake, who eventually turned it into "Blue Tint" with help from the other three producers.