How did you initially connect with Lil Nas X?
Bizness Boi: My manager, James Supreme, would set up a meeting and sessions for me while I was out in New York City. We pulled up to Columbia [Records], and Wes [Donehower]—Lil Nas X’s A&R—asked if I wanted to work with this artist named Lil Nas X. I was like, “I’m most definitely down to work with him.” We got in the studio that Saturday [April 6] after the “Old Town Road” remix with Billy Ray Cyrus dropped.
How did the “Kick It” beat get made?
Bizness Boi: Fwdslxsh and I already had the beat, but it was more for an R&B artist or a pop artist. Then [Lil Nas X] was like, “Can we redo the drums?” Fwdslxsh was in London at the time, so I scrapped everything, kept the sample, built the drums and Lil Nas X was right there helping me along the way. He was giving his opinion and was very hands-on. Every second of the way he was right there like, “Oh, I like that hi-hat. I like that snare. You should have the 808s follow my voice.” If you hear the song, on certain parts, the 808s go crazy and follow his voice. The sax was his idea. The breakdown was his idea.