“’I Got A Love’ was actually a song that I actually put together in 1993. A lot of the beats for The Main Ingredient were made a year earlier. When I made ‘I Got A Love,’ I thought it had a good feel to it. I always loved that Philly sound. The music I used was from an old Gamble & Huff sample. That sound is immaculate.
By this time, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth were becoming [well-known]. We had a Sprite commercial, and we did it because I thought as long as you keep the music the same you can’t sell-out. But if you let people tell you how to sound and what to rhyme over then you are a sell-out. We kept it hip-hop. It was like, ‘All right, you want us to do this commercial? Then I want to keep my music the same because this is Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth expressing ourselves.'
When we released The Main Ingredient, the West Coast battle was won when it came to selling records. Dr. Dre, Snoop and them were smashing it. Unfortunately, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth didn’t last. From the outside looking in our split looked nasty. It had a lot to do with business. That’s all I can say about that. I believe if we had maintained through the evil forces, which had a lot to do with people getting in our ears, we would have stayed together. People were dividing us to knock a popular man off his throne. It happens in this game and everybody goes through it. I always attempted to work with C.L. over the years. Even when I did my solo albums I would call him up to do a song and he would come to the studio. Now we are on tour overseas doing shows.”