It's not unusual for a Nas song to be denied official release after it has been recorded, but the irony of this particular situation is that five years after it was remade for the Screwball album, complete with a new Cormega verse and the addition of Havoc to the line-up, Nas decided to record his own solo remake for the 10th Anniversary Platinum Edition of Illmatic. The original version rides a timeless Marley Marl piano loop, capturing the feel of a blunted basement session as the crew show and prove as only official QB troopers can.