Hodgy

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Hodgy
Hodgy Beats, Odd Future Live in Toronto, May 15 2011.jpg
Hodgy performing in May 2011
Background information
Birth name Gerard Damien Long
Also known as
  • Hodgy Beats
  • Hodgy Star
  • Monk Miyagi
  • Hodgy Miyagi
Born (1990-11-09) November 9, 1990 (age 27)
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • record producer
Instruments
Years active 2007–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website hodgymiyagi.com

Gerard Damien Long (born November 9, 1990), better known by his stage name Hodgy, is an American rapper and record producer. He is best known for being a founding member of the hip hop collective Odd Future, as well as being a member of MellowHype with rapper-producer Left Brain, and MellowHigh with rapper-producer Left Brain and rapper Domo Genesis. Long is currently signed to Columbia Records and Odd Future Records.

Music career[edit]

Hodgy 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.

Hodgy 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 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.[2] In 2015, Hodgy revealed that he was almost done with his solo debut album. He also starred as a feature artist on Alison Wonderland's remix of The Buzz, by Hermitude.

His debut album, Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide, was released in December 2016.[3]

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 with his sister after his mother got remarried.[4] 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.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Collaborative albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M.E.D. feat. Hodgy Beats - Outta Control (Official Video)". YouTube. 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  2. ^ Tardio, Andres (2013-11-06). "Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 11/03/2013". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  3. ^ a b Andy Kellman (2016-12-23). "Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide - Hodgy | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  4. ^ 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."
  5. ^ "Hodgy Beats became a father". All West Everything. August 1, 2011.