Lamar is assisted with his radio-ready seduction by Zacari, who previously contributed to other projects on TDE from Isaiah Rashad and Ab-Soul. He recalled to Genius
just after the release of DAMN.
"I think it was late last year, like toward the end of the year. When I played [the song] for Kendrick, he asked me to send it to him, and then we sent it to him. The very next day he was asking for stems to record. After he took the stems, he kind of just took off with it and killed it."
Lamar previously worked with Zacari when both were featured on Isaiah Rashad's 2016 song, "Wat's Wrong."