The 29-year-old British producer-and-songwriter co-wrote, produced and even provided guest vocals on the hip-hop track on the 35-year-old rapper's latest LP 'Queen', and he's revealed he intended to fuse the sounds of the 60s - namely the 'Let It Be' hitmakers - with ''classic hip-hop''.
Comparing making music to being in fantasy movie franchise 'Lord of the Rings', Labrinth - whose real name is Timothy Lee McKenzie - explained: ''I was making wild records in the studio. That's basically where I live. I call musicians Gollums. We're all Smeagols, working on our precious. I sung the 'Majesty' chorus -- it sounds like a sample, but I play piano and four instruments.
''I wanted it to feel like a Beatles record or a classic late-60s - early 70s-style record.
''But then I wanted to switch from that into a crazy hip-hop drop. I missed classic hip-hop. I wanted to make an upgrade of that energy.''
The song also features a verse from Eminem, which Labrinth didn't know about till he heard the record, but was ''blown away'' by.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: ''I heard about the 'Queen' album, and I was like, this beat is perfect for that energy, that message.
''So I sent a few records over. With a lot of these artists, you send records, you don't know if it's gonna make it. But it went with her theme, Nicki really loved it, and before you know it, she put this crazy-ass verse on ['Majesty'].
''Her A&R played it for me and I was like, 'this sh*t is wild.'
''I didn't know about Eminem on the record. When I heard it, my head just blew up.''
The 'Earthquake' hitmaker heaped praise on the 'River' rapper, adding: ''That's one of the best verses I've heard from Eminem in a long time.''
With the 61st Grammy Awards fast approaching, we have revised the long list of nominees once again and think we've made up our mind about who will be...
After a 21-year gap between albums and a full 19-year break as a band, Sleeper seem at last to be back in earnest.
Jay McAllister - otherwise known as Beans On Toast - brings his raucous road show to Kent's infamous seaside town.
Having announced her debut album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?', Billie Eilish unveils a sinister video for her new single 'Bury a...
Imagine Dragons have now unveiled the official video for their single 'Bad Liar', following their recent animated lyric video.
Brit Award-nominated Tom Walker unveils the video for his newest single 'Just You and I' taken from his debut studio album 'What a Time To Be Alive'.
Stalker Miller have seen a will and determination come to fruition with the release of their debut album 'Homegrown By Joan'.