"The music was something that I made just messing around with my sampler at home, just a real simple but ill Moog loop and some simple beats. I remember this being a really fun time, when we would all be working somewhat on stuff at home and then bring it into the studio, and we would all build on it. We would just write, record, and play ball. Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest would usually stop by when he was in town, just to hang out, listen to music, and play some ball. We'd been wanting Tip to get on a track for a while, so one night we played him the track, and he was like, 'This shit is funky, I could rhyme on this.' So Mario, as usual, wasted no time in handing him the mic. Tip freestyled a few takes, and then we fit our rhymes around his." - Mike Diamond, 1999
"I was pretty fucked up when we did [Get It Together]. I can't really remember making it, but I know Adrock took that beat from an old Moog record. The Beasties are the fucking Bugs Bunny of hip-hop. They just come up with the ill shit." - Q-Tip, 2000
"Praying mantis on the court and I can't be beat/But, yo, Tip, what's up with the boots on your feet?"
"At our own basketball court at Atwater, our recording studio the guys would call me 'The Praying Mantis.' I don't know. It's just my Atwater nickname. Maybe it was my technique - praying mantis-style." - Adam Yauch
"...the thrown together 'Get It Together' feature[s] the nastily ubiquitus Q-Tip pulling one of his notorious hear-track-rip-track episode" - Bomb, July/August 1994