The song is a remix of Method Man’s “All I Need” (which appears on his 1994 album Tical), with an interpolation of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s 1968 hit, “You’re All I Need to Get By”, with Mary J. Blige singing the choruses, and backing vocals.
“I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By” is a Grammy Award-winning duet performed by Method Man and Mary J. Blige.
The remix of “All I Need” finds Method Man rapping about how much he loves his woman. Combined with Mary J. Blige’s powerful verse and chorus that also chronicles shared love for her man. Meth and Blige won Best Rap Performance by Duo or Group at the 1996 Grammys with this track.
We go and do the ‘Release Yo Delf’ video that Steve Carr shot. I was mad at him because I didn’t like the look and the feel of the video. It was like he was trying to recreate ‘Method Man,’ and that wasn’t gonna happen.