OPM was formed in 1998. Originally called STASH, the group recorded a three-song demo tape, which quickly garnered attention from major record labels. Shortly after completion of the demo, the group had inked a record deal with Atlantic Records.
OPM quickly entered the studio with Atlantic, recording their iconic debut, Menace To Sobriety. Before the album release, the band changed their name to OPM, an acronym for “Other People’s Money,” a reference to the nearly $1,000,000 to record their first record paid for by Atlantic. They later modified the meaning to “Opening People’s Minds.”