Post to Be

Album: Sex Playlist (2014)
Charted: 74 13

Songfacts®:

  • The second single off Sex Playlist, Omarion's debut release on Rick Ross' Maybach Music label, this features a clap-heavy West Coast production by DJ Mustard. Omarion kicks the song off with warnings that he is likely to steal your girl. He then passes the baton to a similarly brash Chris Brown, who raps and sings the second verse. Jhené Aiko slows things down at the end crooning the closing rhymes.
  • Aiko's lyric, "I might let your boy chauffeur me. But he got to eat the booty like groceries," was inspired by rapper Kevin Gates. She said: "When I heard the song was titled "Post to Be' it reminded me of the Kevin Gates video where he says 'I'm pose to eat the booty.'"

    Aiko elaborated on her lyric to MTV News: "I wrote my verse with Micah Powell, someone that I've written with before and I just told him, 'Whatever we say I want to make sure we say something about eat the booty,'" she explained, with a bit of a chuckle.
    "It was a fun song. I wanted my part to be funny and unexpected and ironically 'groceries' rhymes with 'post to be' and so it works."
  • Omarion decided to make this a collaboration track because he wanted to show R&B camaraderie. "I have a long history with Jhene and Chris, and the organic connection, the friendship, that we have with each other ended up on the track," he explained to Billboard magazine. "I want people know that this is a real effort into showing what futurists are all about, and that is breaking the sound barrier and creating something that hasn't been created before. When's the last time you heard three singers on one track that still felt like a party? That's what 'Post to Be' is, and it's been received so well."
  • BMG Rights Management slapped Omarion with a lawsuit claiming that "Post To Be" stole some of Chris Brown's X album track "Came To Do." They alleged it is "identical in pitches, intervals, rhythmic duration, and beat placement" and reportedly asked for $300,000 in damages.

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