“Bring It On” finds JAY-Z, Jaz-O, and Sauce Money come together over a DJ Premier beat that could have originally featured Nas and AZ, according to Dame Dash:

Nas and AZ was supposed to be on ‘Bring It On,’ they kept not showing up. That’s when we wanted to put out The Firm. They didn’t show up. We was meeting and they was saying, ‘Yeah,’ but they wasn’t showing up. We would be waiting and we would be getting offended. So we brought Sauce [Money] and [Big] Jaz on the song.

Rapper Jaz-O talked about the concept of “Bring It On”:

We were really feeling ourselves and “Bring It On” was kind of an anthem song, like, ‘this is us’ and basically, ‘y'all can’t fuck with us.’

JAY-Z described the track as “friendly competition,” while Sauce Money expressed the following:

It was a war. It was a war in the studio, like, your brothers goin' in there and you’re watching them put it down and you’re like, ‘Man, I gotta put it down, I can’t be looking crazy. Because we were so lyrical — let me backtrack, they were so lyrical, it was like, 'I gotta step up, man.’ We all challenged each other.