Brasstracks Discuss Making Chance the Rapper’s “No Problem” Beat

blame it on Patrick Glynn March 15, 2017

When Chance the Rapper’s “No Problem” won a GRAMMY for Best Rap Performance in February, that means the producers behind the song, Brasstracks, won one too.

In a new video with Genius, the duo, who are the masterminds behind one of my favorite songs this year, too — Khalid’s “Whirlwind” — broke down how they made the beat for “No Problem” and the process of working with Chance, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.

Though it may sound like there are samples from other artists (or choirs), the only thing the duo sampled for the song was what the recorded themselves, a la what The Roots have done with a ton of their albums. The sample, by the way, says, “hear, for I will speak noble things, all the words in my mouth are righteous,” inspired by Proverbs 8:6.

One little nugget: it was apparently originally tossed around that André 3000 was going to be the feature on the song, which, alright then, we’ll take two of those, please.

Watch the making of the song below.