Hodgy Star performing in May 2011.
|Birth name||Gerard Damien Long|
|Also known as||Hodgy Beats|
November 9, 1990 |
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Origin||Pasadena, California, United States|
|Genres||Alternative hip hop|
|Associated acts||Odd Future, MellowHype, MellowHigh|
Gerard Damien Long (born November 9, 1990), better known by his stage name Hodgy Star (formally Hodgy Beats), is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. He is a member of the hip hop collective Odd Future as well as the former duo MellowHype with Left Brain, and MellowHigh with Domo Genesis.
Hodgy Star was an original member of Odd Future 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 four albums; YelloWhite, BlackenedWhite, Numbers, and INSA (I Need Some Answers).
Hodgy Star 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.
Hodgy Star has released five solo mixtapes: The Dena Tape, Untitled EP, Untitled 2 EP, Dena Tape 2, and They Watchin' LoFi Series 1. 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. In 2015, Hodgy revealed that he his almost done with his solo debut album and also working with an artist Dj Kaunn. He also starred as a feature artist on Alison Wonderland's remix of The Buzz, by Hermitude.
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 with his sister after his mother got remarried. 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 Gerald Long. Vyron Turner (Left Brain) is Trenton's godfather.
- Studio albums
- World Champion (2016)
- untitled (2012)
- untitled 2 (2013)
with Left Brain, as MellowHype
- Studio albums
with Odd Future
- Studio albums
- The OF Tape Vol. 2 (2012)
- 12 Odd Future Songs (2011)
with Left Brain and Domo Genesis, as MellowHigh
- MellowHigh (2013)
|"French!"||2009||Tyler, The Creator||Bastard|
|"Slow it Down"|
|"Session"||Tyler, The Creator, brandUn DeShay/Mike G|
|"SteamRoller"||Domo Genesis, Frank Ocean||Rolling Papers|
|"Dust Off"||The Jet Age of Tomorrow, Mike G||Journey to the 5th Echelon|
|"Sandwitches"||2011||Tyler, The Creator||Goblin|
|"Window"||Tyler, The Creator, Domo Genesis, Frank Ocean, Mike G|
|"Burger"||Tyler, The Creator|
|"Ooh"||Pusha T, Tyler, The Creator, Liva Don||Play Cloths Holiday 2011|
|"PNCINTLOFWGKTA"||2012||Casey Veggies, Tyler, The Creator, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt||Customized Greatly Vol. 3|
|"Blossom & Burn"||Trash Talk, Tyler, The Creator||119|
|"So Many Details" (Remix)||2013||Toro y Moi||N/A|
|"Jamba"||Tyler, The Creator||Wolf|
|"Naked"||The Jet Age of Tomorrow||JellyFish Mentality|
|"Tesla"||The Alchemist, Domo Genesis, Freddie Gibbs||SSUR|
|"Look"||Tyler, The Creator, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt||N/A|
|"Sundance Kids"||2014||Domo Genesis||Under the Influence 2|
|"Serving"||2015||MED, Blu, Madlib||Bad Neighbor|
|"Marcianos"||Alexander Spit, Pell||N/A|
|"Boom Bap"||2016||SAP, Hit-Boy, Mike Zombie||Self Employed|
- 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."
- Template:Cite web On Friday , May the 15th he announced on his Instagram that he will be getting married to long time girlfriend, and baby Mother, Cortney Brown