Multiple artists getting the same instrumental is a hip hop practice as old as time. Ras Kass had Alchemist‘s flip of Samuel Jonathan Johnson’s “My Music” first (as “Home Sweet Home“), before it became Jadakiss’ “We Gonna Make It,” for example.
As it turns out, the instrumental for “goosebumps” wasn’t only Travi$ Scott‘s as well.
Recently an unsanctioned leak, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Jeremih‘s “Don’t Tell Me” (perhaps from their since-shelved album Late Night PARTY), surfaced, which featured the familiar chords of “goosebumps.” DJBooth reached out to the song’s producer, Cardo, he reveals that La Flame was one of eight people who ultimately may have had that beat.
With that variety, that song could have gone in any direction musically. Ultimately, once Travi$ got a hold of it, he grabbed Kendrick Lamar on it and the rest is Platinum-certified history.