The backbeat is inspired by, and contains some samples from, Carl Orff 's Carmina Burana. It was ranked on XXL 's best songs of the s. The music video for the single, directed by Hype Williams and featuring Nas being crucifiedwas the subject of extreme controversy, as the original edit also featured Puff Daddy on the cross.
Stoute later sued Puffy, the suit was settled out of court. It fit with my album, I Am I wanted him to talk that shit on there, because that " Victory " record was my favorite record, with him and B. I had him screaming a whole bunch of wild shit on here, and cats were slam-dancing to it in New York. It was really crazy, out of this world. At that point, I started wearing a huge chain, and I think me and Puff at that point started that bling shit and took Can You Hear Me (Afronauts Original Mix) - The Freaky Afronaut - Can You Hear Me to the next level, and we did the video, and it was out of this world.
There's a play in New York City where a black man played Jesusand caught a lot of flak. I think, even the mayor at the time, Giulianiwas against it.
So my thing was I wanted to be crucified like Jesus in the video, to get back at all those people that don't want to see a black man doing his thing.
Me and Puff got hammered to the cross, but after Puff expressed his religious Death And The Maiden Quartet No. 14 - Various - Audition Summer 1967 and speaking to his pastor, he wasn't ready to take that stance, so it was really my idea anyway, so we took his part out. For some reason, I think [my former manager] Steve Stoute let it fly with Puffy still being crucified to the cross, so there was that fight at the office, where Puff jumped on Steve or some shit like that.
Both Can You Hear Me (Afronauts Original Mix) - The Freaky Afronaut - Can You Hear Me them were friends of mine, so I kind of stepped in and squashed the whole thing, and it's all in the past. Just growing pains. We were all growing up. That brings back a lot of Mother Popcorn - Aerosmith - Just Buy Play. Even when I throw it on onstage now, it still kills.
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