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 Travis Scott‘s as well.
Over the weekend, a PARTYNEXTDOOR and Jeremih collaboration entitled “Don’t Tell Me” over Travis Scott’s Cardo-produced “goosebumps” beat surfaced online. With a different title, different lyrics and absolutely zero connection to Travis’ Platinum-selling single featuring Kendrick Lamar from 2016’s Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, the internet naturally began to speculate.
Cardo, the producer of that instrumental, has since revealed that multiple people were reportedly sent the beat, according to DJ Booth.
“Only three to four people had that beat,” Cardo said. “That was Drake, ScHoolboy Q, Future—don’t know if he ever got it—Rihanna and I sent it to Young Thug as well.”
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.
Ref: The Wav Form