Redman told MTV News that the duo wrote this "record on the road." He added: "It's a record we're dedicating to the women, whether you're fat, ugly, skinny - it don't matter. You're all beautiful inside."
Method Man explained to MTV News:" 'Mrs. International' is a state of mind. It's not around the way; it's around the world. You could be in a messed-up neighborhood or messed-up background - it doesn't mean you can't change for the better."
This track features the rapper and producer Erick Sermon, who was the "E" in the rap duo EPMD.
Blackout 2 was the rap duo's second album together. Their previous set Blackout came out in 1999. Method Man explained to MTV News why it took ten years for the two of them to put out a new album. "I had obligations. Doc had obligations. There were things going on [with] the label. Staff changes. That's what happened."
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.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."