In a recent interview, Atlanta producer, “Mike WiLL Made-It” reveals that the beat to Kendrick’s ‘Humble’ was originally meant for Gucci Mane.
According to Mike:
“With ‘HUMBLE.,’ I knew that beat was going to capture a moment. It just felt real urgent. I made that beat [last year] when Gucci Mane was getting out of jail; I made it with him in mind. I was just thinking, damn, Gucci’s about to come home; it’s got to be something urgent that’s just going to take over the radio.”
“I decided to play K. Dot the beat because it kind of has an N.W.A./Dr. Dre feel, an Eminem kind of feel.”
Kendrick and Gucci show up together on Mike’s recent Ransom 2 project for “Perfect Pint,” and after making “HUMBLE.” the Compton rapper thought he’d give the song back to Mike to be included on the compilation, but the ATL producer told K. Dot not only to include it on DAMN. but to make it the single too.
Written by Clement Oluwasegun