Album: Talk That Talk
Label: Def Jam
No I.D.: “That record symbolizes a part of me that does music that I really don’t get to put out in the world. Ester [Dean] came in and wrote the song to the beat after my manager Jay Brown gave it to her.
"It was never intended to be a Rihanna song, it was really just us doing what I consider to be classic music. It was a great experience coming from me, and the type of music that everyone expects me to do—traditional hip-hop stuff—to put out something like this.
“Rihanna recorded this on the road, as she was traveling. I believe it was done in a studio set up in a hotel room.”