Justus, one of the MCs of long-standing local hip-hop group Cut Throat Logic, felt he might've been going out on a limb when he asked the legendary KRS-One to perform on a track for his first solo album. After all, the two had just met after Justus opened for KRS-One's show at the now-defunct Brickhouse last fall. But that show turned collaborative when Justus joined KRS-One onstage for a freestyle battle. Justus asked KRS-One to join him at the studio that night, but the MC made him take a rain check. He made good on his word a month later, though, when Justus opened for KRS-One in Los Angeles. The former frontman of Boogie Down Productions recorded some raps for Justus' song "Hip-Hop Today & Forever," shouting out Justus' name and giving props to the city of Phoenix. The song appears on Justus' record, Born Justus.