R. City is a songriting/production duo consisting of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands brothers Theron and Timothy Thomas, who are also known as Rock City and Planet VI. Their resumé also features hit songs recorded by the likes of Miley Cyrus ("We Can't Stop"), Rihanna ("Pour It Up") and Nicki Minaj ("Only").
This pop-reggae track was released as a single by the Thomas brothers. The tune was produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, and features vocals by Maroon 5's Adam Levine. It became their first own song to reach the Hot 100.
The song is a real story, which comes from a real place. Theron Thomas told The Boombox: "For those who don't know, our dad was locked up for five years, so that's pretty much what inspired the song. My mom held it down the whole time, they were telling stories like my mom would always go to the jail and visit him and she would take me and my brother with her - we were too young to remember it fully." "It was such a touching story for us. Just looking at my mom and my dad like, wow, I love my momma for that and they're still together to this day. That's pretty much what inspired this song and we felt to be able to share that story with the world and outside of just the story being our story."
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