Hodgy Beats

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Hodgy Beats
Hodgy Beats, Odd Future Live in Toronto, May 15 2011.jpg
Background information
Birth name Gerard Damien Long
Born (1990-11-09) November 9, 1990 (age 24)
Trenton, New Jersey
Origin Pasadena, California, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Instruments Vocals, keyboard
Years active 2007–present
Labels Odd Future
Associated acts Odd Future, MellowHype, MellowHigh

Gerard Damien Long (born November 9, 1990), better known by his stage name Hodgy Beats, is an American rapper and record producer. He is a member of the hip hop collective OFWGKTA as well as the duo MellowHype with Left Brain, and MellowHigh with Domo Genesis.

Music career[edit]

Hodgy Beats was an original member of OFWGKTA along with Tyler, the Creator, Left Brain, The Super 3, and Casey Veggies. Hodgy was the first member of Odd Future to release a solo record, with The Dena Tape in 2009. As a member of the duo MellowHype with Left Brain, he has released three albums; YelloWhite, BlackenedWhite, and Numbers.

Hodgy Beats has been featured on various albums including Bastard, Goblin and Wolf by Tyler, The Creator, Earl by Earl Sweatshirt, Rolling Papers by Domo Genesis, 119 by Trash Talk, and The Odd Future Tape, Radical and The OF Tape Vol. 2 with Odd Future. He appeared on "Outta Control", a song from Stones Throw rapper M.E.D.'s album Classic, produced by fellow Los Angeles native Madlib. Hodgy also appeared in the music video for that song which was released after the song was released.[1]

Hodgy Beats has released three solo mixtapes: The Dena Tape, Untitled EP, and Untitled 2 EP. The most recent, Untitled EP 2 was released on June 1, 2013.[2][3] The mixtape featured guest appearances from Left Brain and Lee Spielman along with production primarily by Left Brain.[4] On October 31, 2013, MellowHigh (Left Brain, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis) released their debut album MellowHigh on Odd Future Records. The album debuted at number 89 on the US Billboard 200.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Gerard Long was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. He is of Jamaican American, Fijian and Filipino descent. At the age of nine, he moved to Southern California after his mother got married.[6] He attended Pasadena High School in Pasadena, California.

On August 1, 2011, his long-time girlfriend Cortney Brown, gave birth to their son, named Trenton Long. Vyron Turner (Left Brain) is Trenton's God father.[7]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

Mixtapes

With Left Brain (as Mellowhype)[edit]

With Odd Future[edit]

Studio albums
Mixtapes
Compilations

With MellowHigh[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"French!" 2009 Tyler, The Creator Bastard
"Slow It Down"
"Session" Tyler, The Creator, brandUN DeShay, Mike G
"Moonlight" 2010 Earl Sweatshirt Earl
"Steam Roller" Domo Genesis Rolling Papers
"Basic Bitch"
"Dust Off" 2011 The Jet Age of Tomorrow, Mike G The Journey to the 5th Echelon
"Sandwitches" Tyler, The Creator Goblin
"Burger"
"Analog"
"Window" Tyler, The Creator, Domo Genesis, Frank Ocean, Mike G
"Outta Control" M.E.D. Classic
"Ooh" Pusha T, Tyler, The Creator, Liva Don N/A
"PNCINTLOFWGKTA" 2012 Casey Veggies, Tyler, The Creator, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt Customized Greatly Vol. 3
"Blossom & Burn" Trash Talk, Tyler, The Creator 119
"Jamba" 2013 Tyler, The Creator Wolf
"Live" Mike G Verses

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hFowz5b5GLM
  2. ^ "EP: Hodgy Beats "Untitled 2"". Complex. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  3. ^ "DOWNLOAD: Hodgy Beats - 'Untitled 2' EP". Vibe. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Download Hodgy Beats' Untitled 2 EP | News". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  5. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.26130/title.hip-hop-album-sales-week-ending-11-03-2013-
  6. ^ Phillips, Rashad. "MellowHype: Chordaroy Life", HipHopDX, July 15, 2011. Accessed March 30, 2012. "DX: Now as far as the L.A. scene, I read that you are actually from out East. Hodgy Beats: Yeah, I was born in East Lawrence, New Jersey and raised in Trenton until I was eight."
  7. ^ "Hodgy Beats became a father". All West Everything. August 1, 2011.