Metro Boomin stated in an interview with XXL Magazine how the record came about. He explained: "I actually made that beat before I moved to Atlanta. . . I never really liked it, but once I moved to Atlanta I just started going to the studio with Future like everyday. So one day, I didn't come, and when I showed up the next day he played "Karate Chop". And I just didn't like it at all. Then every time people would come in to the studio, he would always play the record. . . ". The song was officially remixed featuring a guest appearance from American rapper Lil Wayne and was released as the lead single for his upcoming album, Future Hendrix, later to be retitled Honest. The Lil Wayne remix became a bonus track on the album. It was sent to urban and rhythmic radio and released for digital download on February 19, 2013.