When 6lack's A&R sent him the "Calling My Phone" track, he immediately knew what he was going to say. The Atlanta artist told Billboard
the production and the song that were already there made him feel "this is my bag" and he was confident he could come up with something good.
After doing his verse, 6lack left it for a couple of days, and then told his A&R he might redo it. However, after listening to it again in the car, he thought, "Oh nah. We good. (laughs) Let's send it off." Having passed the car-test, 6lack was now happy with what he'd done.