It’s no secret that superproducer Mike Will Made-It and Gucci Mane have a long-documented bromance that has created some of Gwop’s biggest hits. Well it appears that Mike Will and Kendrick’s current chart-topping hit single, “Humble” was originally meant to be another possible Gucci Mane hit between him and the Eardrumma.
During a recent interview with NPR, Mike Will Made-It reveals how “Humble” instrumental missed East Atlanta Santa and made it to K.Dot with the following story:
“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; it’s 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 some[thing] like this. At the same time, it kind of has an NWA/Dr. Dre feel, an Eminem kind of feel. So I thought, let me see if Dot f**** 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.’”
Both Kendrick and Gucci are featured on Mike Will Made-It’s latest sequel album, ‘Ransom 2’. The project also features guest appearances from Pharrell, Big Sean, Rae Sremmurd, 2 Chainz, and many more. Mike Will Made-It is also featured on the production of three new tracks on Kendrick’s current number-one album, ‘Damn’.
‘Damn’ and ‘Ransom 2’ are both available now on all major streaming platforms.