A close friend and collaborator of XXXTENTACION, Ski Mask the Slump God is a rapper from Broward County, Florida. Inspired by MCs such as Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, Ski Mask has a fast, playful flow, and his cartoonish persona edges slightly toward the morbid. He met XXXTENTACION at a juvenile detention center, and upon release, they started a group called Very Rare, followed by another one called Members Only. Beginning in 2015, Ski Mask began uploading music to SoundCloud and released several mixtapes. Tracks such as "I Like Bricks" and "Kate Moss" began racking up millions of plays, and he toured with XXXTENTACION and Desiigner. Late 2016 brought "Take a Step Back," and Ski Mask celebrated his 21st birthday in April 2017 with the single "BabyWipe." The song appeared as part of his deal with Republic Records, which also issued his debut mixtape, YouWillRegret.