“I and Love and You" is the title cut from the Avett Brothers' first album for Rick Rubin's American Recording label. The record, which was produced by Rubin, is credited with helping the rootsy folk-rock band gain a national following. Band co-founder and banjo player Scott Avett insists that the use of the hip-hop producer on the track was an easy transition. "Folk music is just like early hip-hop," Avett told Rolling Stone. "You're singing about where you're from, the hardships and the good times."
“Make My” was the first single on the Roots' Undun album, which was centered around the story of a fictitious man named Redford Stephens who died at the age of 25. “The very first song is this person at the end of his life at the moment he pretty much gets murdered,” Questlove explained. “So when we were listening to the song, I said, ‘Well, I don't get the feeling that his spirit is leaving his body. I want to know that he is really dying.’” Hip-hop artists Big K.R.I.T. and Dice Raw collaborated on this tune.