Buckwild: “I was hyped when they said they were going to do Blackout! 2. When I heard they were doing the Blackout! 2, Redman was like, ‘Yo, we need beats.’ So I felt like, ‘Man, I got to give them my best shit.’ ‘Mrs. International’ was one beat that I put on there as whatever. But that’s the beat they picked. They came in, and laid the vocals, but I think Red went back and touched a few things in the studio. They recorded the song, and did everything else in their spot, and then brought it to Mirror Image [Studios].

“When I first met Redman, it was around the time he was mastering Dare Iz a Darkside. He had like 20 blunts in a circle. I was doing the Artifacts' record at the time, and I met the dude for the first time, so I kept my composure. But Red was just like, ‘Yo, you smoke?’ And I’m looking at him like, ‘Damn, this nigga has 20 blunts here in a circle.’ I don’t smoke, but I know if I did, I couldn’t smoke 20 joints.

“Musically, Red’s a perfectionist. He comes in after he’s done with his parts, and listens to what I have, and we’re making comparisons on what we think works. We had at least four or five sessions mixing the record. Because Red’s a producer and a DJ before he’s a rapper.”