The song came about as a result of a studio session Nipsey Hussle had booked with Hit-Boy. The first record he played to Nipsey was "Racks in the Middle," which was for an album the producer was working on and included a hook by LA based rapper Roddy Ricch. Nipsey was immediately inspired and asked for a mic.
"Sometime records will hit you like that, soon as you hear it you don't even want think too long, you don't want to talk, you just like, 'Let's start working,'" Nipsey told Genius
. "And that was one of them instances with this one."