Tempah wrote this song after hearing the tune "Kalasala Kalasala" from the Tamil action movie Osthe and thinking that the words sounded like 'don't sell out'. He decided to create a song poking fun at the term "selling out," as he feels its often used inappropriately. The rapper sampled "Kalasala Kalasala" and used it as a basis for the song's producers Balistiq to work around.
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.