King L: “I was a big wrestling fan as a shorty. I’m pretty sure most kids my age came up on wrestling. But when I was in fifth or sixth grade that’s when it was most hot. And the dude who made me laugh the most was Val Venis.
"His whole routine was just funny to me. He was funny as hell. He’d come out with those little ass bikini things on—I don’t know what the fuck you call those. He’d have his towel, and he’d do the hip rolling thing and it was just ridiculous.
“We was at one of our spots recently, getting high, and the crib had a bunch of big ass mirrors. They’re like dance mirrors, but they were just on some decoration shit. I was on some tweaking shit, and I was like, ‘I’m gonna do the Val Venis move’ as a joke.
Val Venis' whole routine was just funny to me. He’d come out with those little bikini things on—I don’t know what you call those. He’d have his towel, and he’d do the hip rolling thing and it was just ridiculous.
"We had [producer] C-Sick’s beat playing loud as hell in the background, and I’m high tweaking, doing the Val Venis. We filmed it and put it on YouTube and it just took off. I got hella views, and it started trending on Twitter almost instantly.
“I saw how crazy it was getting, so I wrote a song to the beat playing in the background of the video. I wrote the silly ass hook with, ‘I’m the man, little did they know’ and added the ‘Hello ladies’ in the background.
"The verses were hard, and it turned out dope. Got the dance and everything to go along with it. The real Val Venis heard it and he loved it. He immediately DM’ed me, and now we’re talking about getting him for the video. We’re cool as hell now.
“Epic/Sony heard the record before it came out and they was rockin’ with it, which tripped me out. That record ended up getting me the deal over there. Their L.A. office was just loving it.”