Produced by: The Alchemist
Prodigy: “That song was recorded out in Cali, at Alchemist’s studio. It was an ill beat that Al had at the crib. As soon as I heard it I just started writing to that shit. I think I wrote the song in like 40 minutes or an hour, and just recorded it. That shit came out kind of hot, and the chorus I use on there I just took from my rhymes from LL Cool J’s ‘I Shot Ya.’ I decided to just take that and make a whole song out of it. I knew Jay-Z had used part of it for one of his songs, but I wanted to make a whole song. His song wasn’t about that shit. So that’s where that comes from.
“It was one of the last songs I did before I turned myself in. We started the album before the gun trial, the arrest, and all that shit. It just pushed me to work harder. It pushed me to create more music. I had to think of concepts for videos, and try to rush. A lot of those videos for H.N.I.C. 2 were quick, rushed videos. A lot of that stuff is just some bullshit, to tell you the truth. [Laughs.] We had the camcorders like, ‘Alright, let’s go shoot around the corner.’ None of those videos on H.N.I.C. 2 compare to ‘Mac 10 Handle,’ ‘Stuck On You,’ and the more serious shit that we do. I just wanted to have as much visual content as possible while I was in prison.”