The song was produced by Atlanta beatmaker Wheezy, who is also a frequent collaborator with Young Thug. The collaboration took place after the producer just missed Drake while working with Kanye West in Wyoming. After he'd returned to LA, Drake remembered their near hook-up and invited him back to his house to see what he could come up with.
"I opened up the program and just started pressing s—t," Wheezy recalled to Genius
. "Sometimes, I'll have a beat in my head but with me, it starts with the sound first rather than me thinking about the pattern. I started with this pad. The pad was a plug-in called Purity I've been using for a long time."
After coming up with the foundational sound, Wheezy moved on to the drums, but he couldn't get the vibe he was looking for, so he integrated a flute sample. The beatmaker explained: "I was looking for something way more grimey. I went through this crazy kit that I got from a young producer [named] B Rackz. It had this crazy string-y, flutey sample. I kind of tweaked it. Put some more drip on it."