A few musical references in the verses:
When Inspectah Deck raps, "You battle, you're sayin' goodbye like Tevin Campbell," he's referring to Campbell's 1991 song "Goodbye."
When Method Man raps, "Like fame, my style will live forever," he's harkening to the theme song for the TV show Fame
, where Irene Cara sings, "Fame... I'm gonna live forever."