Diamond D: “That was a beat I had set aside for myself. I played X some beats, and he really liked it, [so I gave it to him]. We recorded that somewhere in Manhattan, I don’t remember where exactly. That’s a xylophone on that beat [which is an instrument I’ve sampled a decent amount in the past]. I don’t know, if the shit sounds good to me, I’m gonna make it work.
“We were already doing songs together, like 'You Can’t Front (...It Is Real)' and 'A Day in the Life,' so it wasn’t a stretch to work together. He was already fucking with me. Brand Nubian is like extended D.I.T.C.”