- "I'm a farmer" bit is from the "Woodstock" soundtrack, the voice is of Max Yasgur
- Funkadelic - "I Bet You"
- The drum right after "Hurdy Gurdy Man" is from the Dononvan Leitch song "Hurdy Gurdy Man" from the album of the same title
- The main sample for Car Thief is from "Rien Ne Va Plus" by Funk Factory
- "...I had to deal with a money hungry mieser had a 'caine filled Kool with my man Russ Rush" - reference to Def jam owner Russell "Rush" Simmons, also owner of Rush Artist Management
- "In The Belly of the Beast" - is book written by prison writer Jack Henry Abbott. He was discovered by Norman Mailer and his book was a best-seller. He was released from prison shortly after publication, but returned after he stabbed a waiter to death. He recently committed suicide.
- "Mookies gonna kick your fuckin ass" - Mookie was head of security on the Licensed To Ill tour
- "Nose candy on the Bowie coke mirror" - David Bowie
- Hurdy Gurdy Man - song by Donovan Leitch (father of Ione Skye, Ad-Rock's wife)
- Lotto - New York State Lottery
- Ricky Powell - longtime Beastie Boy friend
- Space cake cookies - hash cakes often eaten in the hash bars in Amsterdam
- St. Anthony's Feast - Summer Festival in NYC
- The Godfather of Soul is in the Belly of the Beast - refers to James Brown in jail