This ode to some of the "wicked" aspects of Future's life was first included on the rapper's January 2016 The Purple Reign mixtape. He then decided to tack it onto the streaming version of his subsequent album EVOL. The song became a club favorite and was released as a single on April 13, 2016. It became Future's sixth Top 50 Hot 100 hit as a lead performer.
Metro Boomin's producer tag ("Metro Boomin want some more N---a"), which is heard at the beginning of this song was first shouted-out by Young Thug at the start of his 19 & Boomin track "Some More."
"Whole Lotta Love" was Led Zeppelin's only US Top 10 hit, charting at #4. Many of their songs, including "Stairway To Heaven," were not released as singles, as it was considered bad form in England to make people pay for singles that were on albums.