We all know the beat for “Knuck If You Buck” inside and out, thanks to not just the first iteration, but also “Juju on That Beat,” the 2016 viral dance challenge remix that borrowed Lil Jay’s production, sound for sound. According to Lil Jay, the iconic beat was inspired by a real-life brawl at his house. But the most memorable element of it, the high-pitched dings, came from an unlikely place.
“Summer 2002, I made the beat,” Lil Jay said. “And in my mind, I'm imagining that fuckin’ fight that happened at my momma house. Like, ‘Damn, this nigga got his ass whooped.’ It's like, one streetlight on. And I'm thinking about that bell, where that bell came from, from that fuckin' streetlight. So, I made the beat.”