With Mary J. Blige singing the choruses, and backing vocals, the song is a remix of Method Man's "All I Need" (which appears on his 1994 debut album Tical. The song also ended up winning the duo the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1996.
In 2009, Method Man and Mary J. Blige performed the song together at VH1's 6th Annual Hip Hop Honors ceremony. The song is often cited as the hybrid of what's now known as "Thug-Love" duets.
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In 2012, Complex ranked the song #1 on its list of "The 25 Best Hip-Hop Love Songs. There had already been a space where Hip-Hop merged with R&B. Here enters Mary J. Blige, an artist that through her 25+ year career, has an immense influence on the state of the music industry through to the new millennium.