DJ Premier: “I was actually out of town when Rasheed told me he’s going to put this guy Bilal on it to sing. And I was like, ‘No, no, don’t put a singer on there. Let me scratch.’ But he was like, ‘Well, can I at least lay it, cut the vocals, and send you what he did? Maybe you can then weave some scratches.’ He sent it to me, and I was like, Wow. I like the way [Bilal] sang so bugged out. He sounds almost like a wicked witch or something. And I was like, ‘Yo, I actually like it. When I get home I’ll put scratches and weave it in and out.’ I actually did that beat for Rah Digga, and she didn’t like it. And then I gave Rah Digga ‘Lesson of Today,’ and I’m glad we switched because she killed that, and Rasheed killed his.”