Though the song wasn’t very popular at its time, it is one of the best songs of Rick Ross' third album, Deeper Than Rap. It is also part of the “Maybach Music Series”, which Rick Ross has released on each of his albums since Trilla. “Maybach Music” songs are distinguished by having all-star featured rappers such as T.I., Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne.

This song was produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, which also produced the other “Maybach Music” songs, and producer Rook talked about the track:

Ross is a visionary. He came to us and was like, ‘Yo, I wanna do a ‘Maybach Music 2.’ I’m gonna put Kanye, Lil Wayne and T-Pain on it.’ At the time, that’s Tha Carter III Lil Wayne. He’s the greatest rapper alive, you know what I’m saying? And then you had Graduation Kanye, so it’s like, ‘God damn! How are we gonna top the first one?’

It took us a while because we were just brainstorming. Colione, one day, he was like, ‘Yo, check this out.’ He played this [‘Time is the Teacher’] sample by Dexter Wansel and I was like, ‘Oh shit!’ It was just a dope sample that he thought we should use; we weren’t even thinking about ‘Maybach Music 2.’ But as soon as I heard it, the whole beat came into my brain. Like, ‘Oh shit! That’s fucking ‘Maybach Music 2.’

Since we knew who was going to be on the record, we were like, ‘Okay, let’s make Kanye’s verse real synth-heavy ’cause that was Graduation Kanye.’ For Lil Wayne, we did a lot of horns, strings—it was real triumphant. He just did a million sales in a week so we’re like, ‘Yo, let’s make his verse some champion shit ’cause he’s the champ right now!’ And for Ross, we took a Southern gospel route ’cause that was his thing with ‘Hustlin’ and all that.