The soulful production is courtesy of DJ Premier. The hip-hop great was the producer half of the influential East Coast duo Gang Starr alongside the emcee Guru. This is the first time that Drake has teamed up with the beat maestro.
The hook-up came about after DJ Premier texted long-time Drake collaborator Noah "40" Shebib asking to be a part of the OVO rapper's record. According to a Rolling Stone interview
, 40 replied by sending him a pair of tracks started by Maneesh and specific instructions: "Drake likes the way you bounce your beats; would you be down to put some drums to this, do it the Preemo way?"