Brandy and Timbaland first started working together on the recording of Norwood’s album Afrodisiac in 2003. The album was released the following year to rave reviews.

Brandy and Timbaland would later work together again in 2008 for her Human album. Cuts including “Drum Life” did not make the final tracklist. They would work together on tracks between 2009 and 2011. These tracks contained both solos and features. He also helped produce music under Brandy’s alter ego Bran’Nu.