In February 2015, Janelle Monáe announced that she had signed her Wondaland Records label to a partnership deal with Epic Records. Soon after, she announced that she and her collective (Jidenna, St. Beauty, Roman GianArthur and Deep Cotton) would be releasing a 5-track EP titled The Eephus, which is a term used in baseball to an unusual type of pitch. Epic CEO and chairman L.A. Reid said of Monáe and her collective, "The collective talent of the Wondaland artists is awe-inspiring," and also that, "I haven't personally witnessed a collective that sounds and looks this special in quite a while. I've been a longtime supporter and friend of Janelle and it is an honor to now work with her as a visionary businesswoman who brings an all-star group of talented performers to the table". Two singles have been released from the EP Jidenna's "Classic Man" and Monáe's "Yoga", which also features Jidenna.