In this annotation, ROME breaks down how this beat was created using no samples. In addition to ROME’s verified annotation, peep verified annotations from artists Kevin Abstract and Ameer Vann. This trio is part of the Connecticut based collective, AliveSinceForever, or ASF for short.
Cam, in his fresh UNDFTD threads, breaks down the strings and progressions of this classic Chicago anthem from the young sensation, Chance The Rapper. He doesn’t just go over what he did, he actually teaches you how to do the beautiful organ roll.
Producer M-Phazes was responsible for the main backing portion of the beat, laying down the synths.
The first thing I laid down was a little lead synth part. Next up, I put the bassline down. Next there’s a little chirpy synth that I put on, which sort of fills out the top end a little bit. Next up is a plug-in from D16.
Producer S1, known for working with Kanye West, Game, and many other artists, was responsible for laying down the drums in this beat.
So the first thing I did was drums.
In the video, you can hear a drum break playing. This break came from Walter Murphy’s “Hocus Pocus.”
In the video, S1 speaks of adding a vocal sample to the beat. This sample comes from the famed “Long Red”, by Mountain. Vocals from this same song have been used in songs such as Kanye West’s “Barry Bonds”, Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die”, and A$AP Rocky’s “Ghetto Symphony.”