According to Hot New Hip Hop Mike Will Made-It stated that the “Humble Beat” was originally made with Gucci in mind. He also went on to explain how the hit single ended up in Kendrick Lamar’s Hands.
“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; its got to be something urgent that’s just going to take over the radio. And I felt like that beat was that. I ended up not doing it with Gucci and I let Kendrick hear it. I was thinking, if Dot gets on this it’ll be his first time being heard on something like this. At the same time, it kind of has an NWA/Dr. Dre feel, and Eminem kind of feel. So I thought, let me see if Dot Fuck with it. And he heard the beat and he liked it. But he was about to give me “HUMBLE.” for my album Ransom 2. I love that song so I was like , “Man, hell yeah.’ then he told me that his team was saying he should keep it. And I told him, ‘Bruh, you definitely should keep it, and you should use it as your single.”
Mike Will Made -It produced the first two singles released from the Damn Album.
[Via Hot New Hip Hop]