DJ Premier: “That beat I actually did for a Mary J. Blige remix, but they passed on it. And Royce literally called when I was hanging up the phone hearing from Mary and them that they weren’t going to use it. Royce was like, ‘I need a beat real quick, and I got some dough for you right now.’ I sent it his way, and as soon as he heard it he wanted to lay it. He flew out to New York, we cut the vocals down, and it was done.”