Key Wane supplied the beat. The Detroit producer has worked extensively with Big Sean in the past, including the rapper's previous collaborations with Jhené Aiko, "I'm Gonna Be," "Beware
" and "I Know."
Wane knew about Sean's Twenty88 project a long time before it went public. He told MTV News: "I heard the idea about them becoming a group a long time ago — it had to have been a year, a year-and-a-half ago. I thought that s--t was really tight, because no one was going to see that coming.
He started playing me records that was getting cut, and I was giving him beats. Around the (2016) Grammys, I made this beat, for 'On the Way,' and I could hear that n—a all over it. I played it for him and he was like 'Damn, this s--t hard!' Two days later, it was cut. Jhené was on there going crazy."