Jay-Z contributes a guest vocal to this number. Thicke told MTV News that he still can't believe he got the Jiggaman to join him on a track. "Working with Jay-Z [came about because] he came by the studio, and he heard the album. He was very excited," Thicke explained. "He jumped on a track called 'Meiplé.'" He added that the collaboration was incredible. "To work with him was a dream come true. It was one of the best days of my life."
Thicke said to MTV News that the track hearkens back to the soulful hip-hop from the early '90s. "[It's] kind of like a De La Soul kind of song, but he [Jay-Z] was really excited about it."
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.