“Ayo” was originally released on the Andre Nickatina & Nick Peace Present Hell’s Kitchen compilation in 2002 before being re-released a year later as “Ayo For Yayo” on the Andre Nickatina album Conversation With A Devil – CR3 (Cocaine Raps 3.)

The song is generally credited as Andre Nickatina featuring San Quinn, but Quinn provides all three verses, Nickatina only appears on the chorus.

Nickatina has performed the song live and without San Quinn on multiple occasions, including once during a jam session with The Roots in New York, as seen in the video below.