Over the past few years, Mike Will has become one of music's most sought-after producers. His list of hits is endless, but there's one song that stands head and shoulders above all else: Beyoncé's "Formation."

In our inaugural episode of What Had Happened Was, Mike Will sat down with us to share the story of how "Formation" came to be. "The process was like gumbo," he said—a gumbo that started with voice notes and Rae Sremmurd, and ended up including LeBron James, Jay-Z, and the Super Bowl. Watch the first episode above, and look out for more stories from Ice Cube, Joey Badass, and more every Wednesday on P&P's YouTube.