Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar opens his debut Good Kid, M.A.A.d City album with this Tha Bizness produced cut. He tells a of a sexually-driven relationship between his 17-year-old self and a young seductress named Sherane. Lamar recalled to Complex magazine: "I was in Atlanta when Tha Bizness gave me the beat. Immediately I got a vibe where I wanted to talk about a specific girl back when I was growing up. A specific story that leads down the line into the album. I got the track and I started writing and I went back home and laid it down."
"These songs, they come naturally for me to write off the experiences I grew up with," Lamar continued, "and the things I been around. It was just what we were going through. It's easy for me to write [real] stories rather than making up a crazy story."
Sherane pops up again on the track "Poetic Justice" when Lamar digs deeper into the electricity between them.
So how does Sherane feel about her depiction as Kendrick's teenage crush? "It's funny because it's a weird thing when I go back to the neighborhood and the homeys know who I'm talking about. It be a big joke, and I've been hearing things that she's more excited and surprised that I put her in the song more than anything," K-Dot told MTV News. "That's the funny part about it. It's all love though. I ain't got no ill will."