"I think people will be pleasantly surprised," he said. "Some people are like, ‘Ah, I like Rebel. Go back to that.’ I will never try to make another Rebel because Rebel is Rebel. Let it be what it is. But I think some of those people who love that album will appreciate this album, just because of some of the content that’s in it."
Rapzilla.com called Rebel, Lecrae's third studio album released in 2008, "a verbal onslaught against the world's view on life in modern day culture" in its review. In his recent interview with Chris Chicago, Lecrae credited the tone of his early albums to learning, which he did "a lot" of in 2016. This influenced his next album, like it did Rebel.