Cudi's update of Man on the Moon's lonely anthem, "Solo Dolo (Nightmare)" allows guest rapper Kendrick Lamar to run with the tune. The Cleveland rapper recalled to MTV News that when the Compton MC showed up at the studio he only had one verse written, and no hook, and from there everything came together organically. "The focus was on producing the record for Kendrick," said Cudi. "I wanted to shine as a producer first. I wanted to show that side off more than anything else and that's why I had my one verse then let Kendrick go ape-s--t crazy all over the rest of it."
This contains a sample of the Bill Conto composition "Going the Distance", as performed by the Menahan Street Band.
"Whole Lotta Love" was Led Zeppelin's only US Top 10 hit, charting at #4. Many of their songs, including "Stairway To Heaven," were not released as singles, as it was considered bad form in England to make people pay for singles that were on albums.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.
John Lennon's lead guitar work on Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" proved to be his final creative act. It was upon their return home after completing laying down the track that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman.