This is the second single from American R&B singer Jeremih's sophomore album, All About You. The song features rapper 50 Cent and was produced by Drumma Boy.
Director Colin Tilley shot the song's music video in Los Angeles on November 17, 2010. Jeremih told MTV News he wanted the clip to match the song's sultry feel. "The song itself is definitely for the clubs. We wanted to keep it real sexy for the ladies," he said. "As an artist, there's nothing like hearing your record in the club. The visual, we wanted to make sure when you see the video in the club, it portrays that message. So we got a lot of sexy ladies, kept it classy. It's going down."
50 Cent reiterated Jeremih's claims. "It's a pleasure to hear great music after you finished in the studio," he explained. "Then you use your imagination and wonder how people are gonna embrace it. Me, I got a different approach. I'll be like, 'Ah, man, when n---as hear this, they gonna be sick. I'm back, baby!'"
The song received a boost when 50 Cent lampooned the track during an appearance with YouTube star Keenan Cahill on Chelsea Hander's late-night show.
50 told Hot 97's Angie Martinez there was no deep reason why he chose this collaboration - he just likes Jeremih. "We did the song, I didn't care," Fif said. "I was just looking at him as an artist and I said he sounds good, and I thought he was a dope artist, so I said I'mma do it and we did the song, and then it took off.It made sense to me from an artist's perspective," he continued. "What I have now, the luxury of being in a secure space financially, is me having the ability to make decisions based on just the art."
The song was Jeremih's first Top Ten hit since his debut single, Birthday Sex
. 50 made the claim to Angie Martinez that the song's success spared the R&B singer from getting axed from his record label. "They was counting Jeremih out completely. He was already gon' be dropped from Def Jam before ['Down on Me']," 50 revealed. "He was definitely gonna be in a position where he was getting dropped because the first week sales was really low on the record."