On his feature on Jay Rock’s cut “Kill or Be Killed,” Tech N9ne addresses anyone who puts the blame on him for Mac Dre's passing taking place on his home turf. In an interview with TheRealTechN9ne.com, the Kansas City, Missouri native, who bigs up Mac Dre during all of his performances and has relationships with his family, explains what prompted him to record the track.
“Jay Rock done pulled it out of me because I heard his verse about ‘It’s a homicidal life’ and ‘the doctor’s are trying to save you’ and this that or the other,” he recalled. “It just put me in the mind frame that I wanted to talk about something real–something that irks me: me being a good guy, why these demons keep knocking on my door, playing with me, when I have nothing to do with nothing shady?
“I don’t want to fight nobody!” he continued. “I don’t want to have no friction with nobody but you will not disrespect me as a man. When you disrespect me as a man…I gotta show you. I don’t want to…but I will, and that’s what that verse is talking about.”