Kid Cudi (real name Scott Mescudi)'s father passed away from cancer when he was eleven-years-old. His death had a significant effect on both his personality and music. In this song Mescudi notes that, "Since my father died, I ain't been right since." He told HipHopDX.com
: "It's definitely important to me to make mention of my father because I think that does play a major part in why I am who I am, like my character and how I think and how I move in life. And this album was my way of finally letting out a lot of feelings that I've yet to even mention to my mother."