Dallas native KANKAN, born Keandrian Qynzel Jones, effectively launched his career through SoundCloud, networking on the platform and becoming part of the loose, short-lived collective known as Slayworld. He gained major ground throughout 2017, producing "Fuck a Swisher," as well as Famous Dex and Lil Pump's "Talkin Shit" and ThouxanbanFauni's "No Tomorrow." Within a couple years, he discovered his voice – unintentionally so, after he jokingly asked his Instagram followers if he should "hop in the booth" – and enjoyed the challenge so much that he shifted focus. In 2019 alone, he issued numerous tracks and a pair of EP-length projects, Radiant 2 (with Kobe) and Kankan. A slew of additional tracks and another EP, B4 AMGs & SRTS, arrived the next year. The Oxy & Codeine EP and Rr (a full-length featuring a pair of Yeat collaborations), along with the particularly well-received single "Wokeup," highlighted his 2021 activities. No less busy in 2022, Kankan was behind another EP, ##B4W2G, and the full-length WAY2GEEKED.