The track is based on the 1973 James Brown song "The Boss," which appeared in the film Black Caesar
. On his previous album, Ice-T released "I'm Your Pusher
," which sampled the Curtis Mayfield song "Pusherman" from another blaxploitation film, Super Fly
. In a Songfacts interview with Ice-T, he explained: "We were just vibing off of different things, and at that time, my whole image was the player, the hustler. We said, 'How about we base a lot of my music off of blaxploitation music?'"