MIKE WILL MADE IT: Me and Future are like family. It started when he was working on Dirty Sprite. At that time, I wasn’t sending him beats, I was just there while he worked on other producers’ tracks, telling him, You should do the hook with more energy, you should do this or that. That built us being comfortable with each other. He knew that I knew him in and out, that he could trust me with his sound. But “Ain’t No Way Around It” broke the ice. I had this beat and just knew it would’ve been dope for Future. I was like, Bro, this is it. He didn’t like the beat though. I was like, If you put the right melody on this motherfucker, something for the girls but you still keep it all the way real, this shit will be a problem in the streets. The next thing you know, this nigga goes in the booth and comes up with the hook, he comes up with the verses. After that, he started to learn that he needed to listen to what Mike WiLL was saying. It was the same thing with “Itchin.” After those two, he really realized, Okay, let me quit arguing with Mike.