At the time of this album's release, Hot Wax was experiencing troubles in their operation. This time period marked a downward spiral that would eventually put the freshly developed record label out of business permanently the following year. A few sources report that the reason for this pending expiration was that the independent distributors weren't paying up when it came to royalties from radio play and record sales. The album proved to be the group's biggest failure both critically and commercially; it was their lowest charting album since their sophomore release 1971's Sweet Replies.
Despite the dismissal of both the group and their final album at the time, the legacy of Honey Cone was reaffirmed when Kanye West sampled the distinctive lead vocals of Edna Wright from the track "Innocent 'Til Proven Guilty" for Common's 2005 single "Testify" from his commercial breakthrough album Be. Edna Wright also made a cameo appearance in the video.