Producer: Marley Marl
Album: N/A
Label: Cold Chillin'

Kool G Rap: "Marley called me out of the blue to come to his crib. I got there and Kane was there and he laid a freestyle. I was watching, and then they both were like, 'Yo G spit something for us.' I just had written shit and it worked.

Me and Kane had a silent, friendly rivalry. Kane was so nice that anytime he did something, I thought he killed it. I think I had the same effect on him.

"Me and Kane had a silent, friendly rivalry. Kane was so nice that anytime he did something, I thought he killed it. I think I had the same effect on him. When I heard 'Raw,' I thought he bodied that shit. He probably felt the same way when he heard 'Men at Work.' When he did 'Set it Off,' I returned with 'Kool is Back.'

"Marley just started playing it on WBLS. It was just a recording and I don’t think Marley played it that often. Decades later people would go back to it like, ‘Yo, did you hear that freestyle G did on the ‘Raw’ beat?’ I think it became more of a cherished item because people didn’t hear it that much."