Shake Em Off was birthed after many years of David E. Johnson, Jr. being influenced by the go-go music sounds of Washington, D.C.

Johnson went to undergraduate and graduate school at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and go-go was all around him. Moving from D.C. to Atlanta, GA, Johnson was introduced to Makeba Woods. When working with her in the studio, he mentioned to Ms. Woods that he wanted to do a go-go song. Shake Em Off was born. For the Extended Version, 1K Phew of REACH RECORDS agreed to be on the track, sharing how much he loved the song after first listen.