While recording his third album Testing, A$AP Rocky brought in a college neuroscience professor, who specialized in hallucinogenic drugs, to observe him and Skepta under the influence of psychedelics during a studio session. The professor who studied psychedelic neuroscience and psychedelic-assisted therapy would have been in the session Testing‘s fifth song Praise the Lord (Da Shine) was created.
“He came over to monitor us and record us while we were recording [music] under the influence, It turned into this weird testing, experimental situation. It was like, man, we keep talking about psychedelic drugs and I’m doing research on Einstein and Steve Jobs and how they say if a person can endure LSD it kinda qualifies them as a genius. I was like, ‘Oh shit!’ I needed more insight so I called a professional in to do it.” – A$AP Rocky told Complex in his Complex 2018 cover story.