This angry love letter to New York was inspired by RZA's belief that there is an edge that separates the Big Apple musicians from other musicians. "'Giant' is that kind of energy," RZA explained to Q magazine. "That RZA New York energy that other MCs weren't doing around the rest of the country. So when I come in with that line, 'Banks & Steelz in the building,' this is that s--t, kid."
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.