Initially known for producing tracks for hip-hop group Das Racist, such as their popular debut single "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell", he became known as a solo artist with the release of his debut mixtapeDark York, released in April 2012. Its lead single, the 5kinAndBone5-produced "Wut" garnered attention as the standout track from the project and manifested into a music video in June 2012.
In November 2012, Diouf was featured on the song "Fuckin the DJ" by Mykki Blanco (which he also co-produced with collaborator, Boody) from his Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss mixtape. Later that month, Diouf released a joint EP with Boody, titled Liquid, which was followed by an accompanying video for the promotional single, "Soda". His second mixtape Fly Zone was released to generally favorable reviews in January 2013 and later spawned a video for the successful "Spa Day". The mixtape featured guest appearances from artists such as Heems, DonChristian, and Kitty.
"Tree House is all these love songs over experimental trap beats. Every song on it is about love -- I want people to have sex to it."
In September 2013, Diouf released his third full length mixtape Tree House and later accompanied it with a music video for the second single "Hush Bb".
In February 2013, Terrible Records announced Diouf's record deal as well as his latest EP, a five-track project titled Hey, which was later released on March 11, 2014. On March 13, 2014, Diouf made his debut appearance on national television with a performance on the Late Show with David Letterman.