Recorded as a tribute to Jones, and featuring re-interpretations of songs associated with him, it was Jones' first original album since 1995's Q's Jook Joint. Jones served as executive producer.
In a press release announcing the album Jones stated, "Each artist picked a song that resonated with them for different reasons. I am honored that everyone wanted to be a part of this celebration of these songs. They all made them their own and knocked them out of the park."  Years later, he told an interviewer for New York "I was not in favor of doing it, but the rappers wanted to record something as a tribute to me, where they'd do versions of songs that I’d done over my career. I said to them, "Look, you got to make the music better than we did on the originals." That didn't happen. T-Pain, man, he didn't pay attention to the details."