He came in the studio, we had some time set up — we had, like, five sessions; the other four fell through,” Polow told MTV News. “The fifth one, we got together, he came in and that was the first joint I played him. He said, ‘That’s a hit record.’ “
The Atlanta-based beatsmith said Fif only needed 20 minutes to craft the track. The song is the lead single for 50’s forthcoming album, Before I Self Destruct, and features Ne-Yo on the hook. Polow said he and 50 settled on a hook for the song but after sending the track over to Ne-Yo, the songwriter reworked it into its current incarnation.
“We had the record done,” Polow said. “What’s so crazy [is] we had a different hook on it. We went back and forth with the hook, but then we sent it to Ne-Yo and he wrote his own hook and that was that.”
Since we’re talking about the record, I’ll give you some update on it’s radio spins. It has jumped to No. 24 this week on Rhythmic and No.16 on Urban. It’s not doing great but it’s steadily rising. Believe me, I didn’t like the track that much on the first couple of listens but I kinda dig it now.
Also, after the jump, DJ Ekin interviews 50. He talks his new album of course.
Before I Self Destruct drops November 16th.