In this collaboration with fellow Bay Area rapper Rappin' 4-Tay, “Only God Can Judge Me” sees 2Pac describe his state of mind in the aftermath of his 1994 shooting at Quad Studio in New York City. The lyrics find him confused, angry, and paranoid.
Engineer Dave Aron said the following:
I thought that was pretty introspective. Pretty straightforward. [Doug Rasheed’s] beats weren’t that complex. They usually were comprised of a few loops and some percussion and a good solid drumbeat. I recorded Rappin’ 4-Tay’s vocals for that. He’s a fun guy. He had his little pimp status going on. He really fit the Oakland mold.