This features Jay-Z. Nas told The Onion A.V. Club about the recording of this track: "Jay-Z and I were in the studio, and I had the track, and he started just rapping along to it, so I said 'Lay it down, let's do this,' and we just did it."
This samples Nono Rota's "Marcia Religiosa" from the soundtrack of The Godfather Part III.
Nas explained the song to TV host Bill Maher in 2014. "We understand what's going on," he said. "We can get down with any program that's going on, as long as it's fair."