Theater of the Mind is made up of songs that unfold like a movie. And in the cases where a track has a featured guest they are billed as co-stars, such as The Game on this number about street jealousy. Ludacris explained to MTV News: "On this album, I took everything I learned over the last five years in movies and the past eight years in the music industry and combined it."
Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" opens with the South African female singer Letta Mbulu saying the Swahili phrase "Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe." There was some geographic liberty here, as Swahili is not spoken in the West African nation of Liberia.