Drew told Artist Direct
that he always saw this track as the album closer. He explained: "As I was writing it, I did, which is why I try to namedrop every song on the album in 'What You Gonna Do.' When I heard the music, it just felt like the end song—whether it be the penultimate or the very end. I say, 'Just don't leave me on a cliffhanger,' and it became evident that it had to be the last song. On the hip hop record, you find out in greater details what happened in the Strickland Banks story. I knew that record was coming so I didn't want to disclose that information on The Defamation of Strickland Banks
. That's why I left this album on a cliffhanger."