Its remix, "Better Than I've Ever Been DJ Premier Remix", is produced by DJ Premier, and it features Rakim along with the aforementioned rappers. It features DJ Premier's signature scratches from prior songs such as Nas' "One Love" and "It Ain't Hard to Tell". The song was nominated for Best Rap Collaboration at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008. Rakim was featured on the remix, scratched on the DJ Premier version.
Proceeds from the song's sales will go towards youth leadership programs through the Force4Change Fund.