Q explained at a February 2014 listening session for Oxymoron why he felt this gangsta track was necessary for the record. "I needed to get that one out the way on my album," he said. "I needed something that the gang bangers could identify with. Not so much my core fans, more so the gang members."
Pharrell Williams supplied the hard beats for the gangsta cut, which also features Q's Top Dawg label-mate Jay Rock.
The Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" came top of a 2013 Spotify poll to find out which songs music fans most commonly hear people singing incorrectly. Many believe Annie Lennox is singing: "Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to disagree?"
Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees on their 1967 tour, and it did not go well. The young, mostly female crowd shouted "Davy" when Hendrix sang the word "Lady" in "Foxy Lady" in honor of who they came to see: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones.