AceShowbiz - In celebration of his successful year, Mike Will Made It has shared on Soundcloud his "Instrumental Tuesday 2017" playlist. The 24-track playlist includes the beats that he made for numeorus artists such as Rae Sremmurd and Katy Perry. There is also his instrumental for Kendrick Lamar's "Humble", which sounds different from the original version.
Contrary to the original version, the instrumental features less bass and more hit-hat sounds. It also doesn't have the iconic thunderous intro and is longer than the original version. But overall, the beats are still catchy even without Kendrick's monstrous bars.
"Humble" is the lead track off Kendrick's fourth studio album "DAMN.", which was released on April 14 through Top Dawg Entertainment. The song received positive reviews from music critics, one of whom praised the rapper for his "authoritative lyricism and preacher-like message." The three-minute track also received some nominations such as Record of the Year and Best Rap Song at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Talking to NPR, Mike revealed that the beats for the record-breaking song were originally intended for Gucci Mane. "I knew that beat was going to capture a moment. It just felt real urgent. I made that beat when Gucci Mane was getting out of jail; I made it with him in mind," Mike shared, adding that the song "got to be something urgent that's just going to take over the radio."
However, he ended up not recording the song with Gucci, so he let Kendrick hear it, thinking that it would be Kendrick's first time recording a trap-style song. "He heard the beat and he liked it," he continued, revealing that they initially agreed to include the song on Mike's debut album "Ransom 2". The decision changed when Kendrick's team told the California rapper that "he should keep it. And I told him, 'Bruh, you definitely should keep it, and you should use it as your single.' "