||Gerard Damien Long
November 9, 1990 |
Trenton, New Jersey
||Pasadena, California, United States
||Alternative hip hop
||Odd Future, MellowHype, MellowHigh, Juicy J, Tyler, the Creator
Gerard Damien Long (born November 9, 1990), better known by his stage name Hodgy Beats, is an American rapper and producer. He is a member of the hip hop collective OFWGKTA as the duo MellowHype with Left Brain, as well as "MellowHigh" with Domo Genesis.
Music career 
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. He released The Dena Tape in 2009. As a member of the duo MellowHype with Left Brain, he has released three albums; YelloWhite, BlackenedWhite, and Numbers, along with his solo efforts, the aforementioned The Dena Tape, and his Untitled EP.
On April 5, 2011, MellowHype performed the song "64" on the Fuel TV program The Daily Habit with Bass Drum of Death. MellowHype also performed their song "65" for the BBC music showcase.
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. 
On August 5th, 2012, Hodgy announced an unnamed MellowHype mixtape, to be released on September 11th, via his Twitter, which would turn into MELLOWHYPEWEEK.
Personal life 
Gerard Long was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. He is of African American and Filipino descent. At the age of nine, he moved to Southern California after his mother got married. 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.
- Extended Plays
With Left Brain (as Mellowhype) 
With OFWGKTA 
- Studio Albums
Guest appearances