The beat was supplied by Metro Boomin, who also produced 2013's "Karate Chop
" as well as Honest
's title track
. "We had a session with me, Future and [production duo] Rock City," Metro Boomin told MTV News of the song's origin. "I loaded [the beat] up, and it was a certain part that we liked more, so we really just took the beat in a new direction. I started making the beat over a little bit while they were recording the song."
"At the end of the night, we had a rough; we had a hook, the first verse, and some ad-libs," Metro continued. "Future told me to take it home and build a whole track out. So I went and built the track with the vocals, finished the beat, and placed everything and sent it back to him."
"I got a call one day that they had sent it to Kanye," he added. A day later Yeezy was on the record.