Based around a sample of Joe Simon’s “Drowning in the Sea of Love” and a Method Man line from GZA’s “Shadowboxin'” used on the hook, Gang Starr deliver “You Know My Steez” as the first single from Moment of Truth.
DJ Premier spoke about the production of the track:
I already had the idea of what I wanted to do with the Grandmaster Flash ‘Flash To the Beat’ sample. Showbiz used it on a skit for Runaway Slave, so I wanted to do my own interpretation of it after hearing how Showbiz used it. And the lyrics on the hook are obviously from GZA’s ‘Shadowboxin’.‘ It just always stood out to me. I was really happy I finally got the chance to use it.