Mndsgn, whose real name is Rinngo Ancheta, released his first solo album with Stones Throw, Yawn Zen
, in 2014. He and Sofie were roommates in LA for a few years, and she introduced him to the label after she witnessed his talent firsthand. She told the Songfacts Podcast
in 2021: "I came home from work one day and he was singing on a beat and I was like, 'Oh wow, what is this, you've got to make more of this!'"