Producer: Dot da Genius, Kid Cudi, Mike Dean
Album: Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
Label: Dream On, G.O.O.D. Music, Universal Motown
Dot Da Genius: “For that song, we went to different studios. The first time we started working on that record we were in L.A. at Record Plant. It started when Cudi was playing with the keyboard and he had this synth idea that I ended up building drums around.
“That record transformed because we had the synth idea and he laid down this reference that had the 'Ooooh Marijuana' in it. We had that idea then and he had some reference raps for it but we ended up taking it to Hawaii when we was with Kanye working on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. We were in the studio upstairs and we were listening to the record; they were just deliberating, figuring out what songs they were gonna keep and what not.
We had that idea then and he had some reference raps for it but we ended up taking it to Hawaii when we was with Kanye working on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
“So we listened to it and then the synth idea; Cudi started not to like it and wanted something else. So we kind of figured out the chords because it was a really weird synth. So I put these keys down and it turned more into like a ballad almost. It feels like a ballad, but it still rocks.
“We worked with Mike Dean on the record too. He's the one doing the guitar solo and the bass on the song. We finished that up in Hawaii and I mixed it with Ryan West in New York. So it was L.A., Hawaii, New York on that record.
“That record really came together. It's one of those records you watch transform. It sounds like this, then it has a whole different vibe, and it's just this whole different thing.”