A bulk of the album was made during LASERS.
Lupe was well aware of the criticisms from LASERS. He gets it, but the funny thing is, you might not get it. "What's going to freak a lot of people out is that most of the album was made while we were making LASERS. 'Form Follow Function,' was made during LASERS. 'Put 'Em Up,' this is what we were doing when we hit a wall during LASERS 2.5," Lupe says. "We hit this wall with the label, and I told myself I just need to create something out of this head space. So one day I was doing LASERS records, and later that night we are doing The Great American Rap Album. It's going to mess up the perception of what people thought LASERS was."