Nas and Prodigy of Mobb Deep had collaborated a selection of occasions through the early phases of their careers, but afterwards down the line the two ran into some issues. A rift in between the rappers took location soon after Nas took pictures at Prodigy on “Destroy and Rebuild,” which was a reaction to Prodigy’s perceived pictures on Cormega’s “Thun & Kicko.” They at some point sorted out their issues and ongoing to collaborate up until Prodigy’s untimely demise in 2017.
When Prodigy passed absent, Nas paid tribute, creating it obvious how much really like there was between them. On his new compilation album, The Misplaced Tapes 2, Nas has at the time yet again paid out respects to his late collaborator. On the Pete Rock-developed track “QueensBridge Politics,” Nas raps, “On behalf of me and Queens and all of the Gs/Bandana P will normally stand as tall as the trees.”
The music can make a handful of references to Prodigy, together with his book, My Notorious Lifestyle: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy. In the e-book, Prodigy wrote—among other things—that Nas responded to “Thun & Kicko” with “Ruin and Rebuild” since “he was mad at me for doing a track with Cormega on which Mega took photographs at Nas in his verse.”
“I would like the reserve never arrived out, and anything got straightened out in advance of you still left,” Nas raps on the tune. “We needed to create a lot more and get points appropriate/And now I gotta accept it, ’cause you can find honor in loss of life/Wish you was listed here with us, P.”