This song features verses by Travis Scott, Young Thug and Quavo from the hip-hop trio Migos. They all detail the frustration of their girl refusing to pick up the phone when they call, as she doesn't need them.
This was Scott's fifth collaboration with Young Thug, following Days Before Rodeo's "Skyfall" and "Mamacita," Rodeo's "Maria I'm Drunk" and the non-album cut "Nothing But Net."
The song served as the second single from Travis Scott's Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight album. It was also included as a bonus track on Young Thug's mixtape Jeffery.
The album title is taken from one of Quavo's rhymes in his verse
I hate when we fight She in love with the pipe I draped her up in ice, I pour my four on ice Birds in the trap sing Brian McKnight Percocet and Codeine please don't take my life
Scott recalled to Billboard magazine: "Young Quavius was rapping, bouncing off ideas, and I was letting him know the story and the vibe of my album so when he was doing his verse, dude just says 'Birds in the trap sing Brian McKnight.' I ran in the booth and I was like, 'Bro, this is it!'" [Laughs]
The record title stemmed from Scott's frustration at the time taken for his various creative endeavours to see the light of day: He said:
"It took five months for my action figure to come out," he said. "It took eight months for the Hype Williams video to come out. I just felt like I was confined in a box. I couldn't do s--t I wanted to do to help forward pop culture and music. It's like motherf--kers still tryna hold me back so that was the whole gist of it. 'In the trap' has nothing to do with coke or anything. It's literally a trap."
Ronnie Dunn wrote "Boot Scootin' Boogie" before he teamed up with Kix Brooks to form Brooks & Dunn. It was originally recorded by the country group Asleep At The Wheel, but Brooks & Dunn did it themselves when it got its own line dance.
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.