Former real-life Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke appears in a meeting with fictional Baltimore Mayor Royce.
Brother Mouzone: I see you favor a 45.
Omar: Tonight I do.
Brother Mouzone: I want to ask you something, brother.
Omar: Omar listenin'.
Although credited, Wendell Pierce, Jim True-Frost, Seth Gilliam, and Domenick Lombardozzi do not appear in this episode.
Music: "When We Ride On Our Enemies" by 2Pac; "Locked Up" by Akon; "Little Bit O' Soul" by Music Explosion; "White Tee" by Dem Franchize Boyz
George Pelecanos & David Simon received a 2005 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for their work on this episode.
One of the youths at Cutty's boxing gym made a remark about the equipment being from "Bedrock," this being the city featured in the popular stone-age cartoon series The Flintstones.