Lyrically crude and rhythmically sluggish, Ugly God is a rapper and producer who broke out during the latter half of the 2010s. Born in Indiana, he has lived in other areas of the Midwest, as well as the South, including Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi and dropped out, subsequently forming the Little Dick Clique and releasing material -- such as "Booty from a Distance" and "I Beat My Meat" -- through a SoundCloud page.
In 2016, one of the more successful tracks, "Water," was picked up for release by major-label Asylum. By the end of the year, the single made two of Billboard's viral charts. Ugly God issued his full-length Asylum debut, The Booty Tape, in 2017. The mixtape climbed into the Top 30 of the Billboard 200. The following year, he issued the singles "lettetznow" with Jacin Trill and "Imma Dog" with PnB Rock.