Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, and Left Brain of the Los Angeles hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All -- a.k.a. Odd Future -- firmed up their side project MellowHigh in 2013 with the release of their self-titled debut album, which followed up on a couple of singles released the year before. The crew also went on tour to support the album, playing concerts in very small clubs -- a move that made tickets hard to come by for many fans.
The group's genesis dates to when rapper Hodgy Beats and producer Left Brain, two original members of the Odd Future clan assembled in 2007 by rapper Tyler the Creator, joined forces the following year on a side project dubbed MellowHype. The duo released three albums under the MellowHype name. Hodgy Beats and Left Brain later began to collaborate with Domo Genesis, a later addition to Odd Future's lineup, and dubbed the new group MellowHigh.