This swagger-fest is based on the idea of Macklemore trying to convince a bouncer to let him in a club by saying he is Brad Pitt's cousin. The song was co-written by the rapper's step cousin Tyler "XP" Andrews, one of six This Unruly Mess I've Made
tracks he has credits on. XP recalled to Genius
"We were just f--king around, pretty much freestyling. I was saying some funny s--t. [Ryan Lewis] was like, 'Yo, for the hook, we want something that's gonna bang in the club. We should do something like you go to the club and try to get in by saying you're Brad Pitt's cousin. Like nobody really knows who Macklemore is.' I started saying, 'All the Angelinas, if you got it let me see it.' And he started flipping. Like, 'Yo, we gotta lay that down!'"