On May 13, 2008 the musical versions of the CD were published and contain two more tracks that are not available on the regular album: "It's So G" (which was published with Roc Marciano texts on the luxury edition) and "When I Need It" (which was later published with Pete Rock texts on the NBA Live 10 soundtrack).
NY's Finest, as the name implies, contains many of New York's most prestigious and acclaimed people. Like earlier Pete Rock releases, the record featured a number of visiting performers, and before its release Rock showed interest in working with rapper such as Papoose, Redman, D-Block, Jim Jones, Raekwon & Masta Killa.
There is also rock-raping on 7 tracks on the record. An EPK was out in December 2007 with rock and other artists who talked about the record and the studio The record was also supposed to include the Detroit hiphop act Slum Village in a track named "Gangsta Boogie", but was taken off the record probably to keep the subject of the track (although the North Carolina group Little Brother appeared on the track "Bring Y'all Back").
LOX members Styles P and Sheek Louch, supported by the B-side "The PJs" with Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Masta Killa. The third song, "Gangsta Boogie" with Slum Village, was also posted on the web, but will only be available exclusively for iTunes. "Transcript " "Pete Intro" "We Roll" "Till I Retire" "914" "Questions" "Best Believe" "Ready Fe War" "Don't Be Mad" "Bring Y'all Back" "The Best Secret" "That's What I Am Talking About" "The PJ's" "Made Man" "Let's Go" "Comprehend" "Gangsta Boogie" "It's So G" "It's So G" "We Roll" "It's So F