This was written and produced by Carlton "Carl-Mo" Mahone and Rodney "Kool Kollie" Terry. Both are from Atlanta; Mahone went on to co-write the Outkast hit "The Way You Move
Terry, like Lil Jon, was working at So So Def records. The song started with a beat Mahone came up with on his keyboard, and the original plan was for him to sing it as well. They ended up using a female singer named Virgo Williams after the first girl they tried didn't work out.