Kardinal Offishall told Rolling Stone
magazine that he knew this song was a hit as soon as he heard the music from DJ Kemo. He recalled: "I was like, 'This is retarded. I'm gonna smash this. I played it for Akon and he was like, 'Where did you get this? This is crazy.' So he went in the booth to perform it. His part was done within 15 minutes. Same thing with mine. I rocked mine, wrote it, recorded it within 20 minutes. That song came together in less than an hour, but it's one of those songs. It's like that
song, just like when Sting wrote 'Every Breath You Take
.' We felt the magic from its inception, from the first time we heard it."