The line, "Disrespectful views on the King of NY" references Nas' song "The Message," which was released on his album It Was Written
the year before. In that song Nas sings, "There's one life, one love, so there can only be one King."
In 2003, Puff Daddy told XXL
, "Part of the song was meant for Nas but it wasn't no real disrespectful s--t, it was more like some subliminal mixtape s--t. Nas was doing it. Wu-Tang was sayin' s--t on tapes. We were all sayin' subliminal s--t on tape, but it wasn't to the point where, when we saw each other, we couldn't give each other a pound and know that some s--t was said. It wasn't like no deep s--t."