This song features the voice of Mary J. Blige, who is returning the favor after Nas rapped on her 2011 track, "Feel Inside
." The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul sings snippets from DJ Hotday's Hip-Hop remix of New Edition's Running Scared
soundtrack single, "Once In a Lifetime Groove." "I remember buying it from a flea market," Nas told UK newspaper The Guardian
. "When I hear Mary singing, I'm taken back to late '80s New York - to Queens, to Harlem, to the rest of the boroughs."
He continued: "It was storytelling, and it was super local – when you heard a record from Brooklyn, it introduced you to Brooklyn in a way nothing else could do. When hip-hop was smaller, this is how we found out about different places – and that still lives in all of us who love Hip-Hop."