The beat started when 1Mind's Mac Sutphin was attending a spring party weekend at Indiana University and he got a message about Drake's Views
"I'm out with my friends, going to this party all day, having a great time and getting super lit," he told Genius
. "I see this message on my Twitter from Oliver, OVO Oliver, and he's like, 'Yo, this is our last session for Views
, send some more s--t. If you guys have any last ideas, send through.' So I see that and I'm like 'S--t. I probably do have to make something right now.' I kind of ducked back to my friends house, did a little session for four hours, and that turned out to be the 'Unforgettable' beat. I sent it back to Oliver and he was like, 'Yo, this is fire. Hold on to it.'"
Though Drake didn't end up using the soundscape, one of the 1Mind trio played it for Swae, who jumped on the beat immediately. The instrumentation was then passed off to Jaegen, who opened it up a bit and gave the song more space.
"There's a section where the drums actually switch up," Sutphin said. "Jaegen, I just really respect as a producer. He's super dope. I wanted to see if he had any other ideas for it. Some switch ups that could bring it to another level. And that's exactly what happened."