That was the first song I recorded for Illmatic once we started, so "Halftime" was a perfect song for me to let go to a soundtrack. [The song was originally recorded for the Zebrahead soundtrack in 1992.] The idea behind it was that it was like intermission for rap music because something new is being introduced. There’s a performance happening in "Halftime" that has nothing to do with the game; it’s music that has nothing to do with the game. I knew I was onto something and I knew it would go over well. You just know. But of course, you don’t know how far you will go over well or how many people will receive you the way you’d like them to.