Omar's partner, Renaldo, is shown reading the novel Drama City, which is authored by George Pelecanos, who is also a writer for the show.
Omar: How you expect to run with the wolves come night, when you spend all day sparring wit' the puppies?
Omar: It ain't what you takin', it's who you takin' it from.
Music: "2nd Winter" by Sm Town; "Drop From Below" and "Bullet To The Brain" by Black Toast Music; "Crunk Muzik" by The Diplomats; "Brinquen Mi Raza" by Paco; "Can't You See" by Alfonso Christian Lover; "9 Volt Heart" and "Arrimate" by The Iguanas; "Cool Stepper" by Max Harris; "Why Didn't You Call Me" by Macy Gray; "Organic" by Billy Sherwood
Although credited, Andre Royo, Chad L. Coleman and Deidre Lovejoy do not appear in this episode.
In 2007, director Seith Mann was nominated for an Image Award in the category of Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series for his work on this episode.