The Whooliganz were a 1990s hip hop music group consisting of Scott Caan and Alan Maman (later The Alchemist). The duo went by the names Mad Skillz and Mudfoot, respectively. Caan and Maman met as teenagers in the wealthy neighborhood of Beverly Hills, California. The duo began performing throughout the Los Angeles area and gained recognition. Maman's childhood friend, Evidence, introduced the group to Quincy Jones III and they began work on a demo.