Gerard Damien Long (born November 9, 1990), better known by his stage name Hodgy Beats, is an American rapper and record producer. He was a member of the hip hop collective OFWGKTA as well as the former 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 in 2009. As a member of the duo The Dena Tape MellowHype with Left Brain, he has released four albums; , YelloWhite , " BlackenedWhite INSA" and . Numbers
Hodgy Beats has been featured on various albums including
, Bastard and Goblin by Wolf Tyler, The Creator, by Earl Earl Sweatshirt, by Rolling Papers Domo Genesis, by 119 Trash Talk, and , The Odd Future Tape and Radical with The OF Tape Vol. 2 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 four solo mixtapes:
The Dena Tape, , The Dena Tape 2 and Untitled EP Untitled 2 EP. The most recent, The Dena Tape 2 was released in early 2015. [2 ] The mixtape featured [3 ] guest appearances from Left Brain and Lee Spielman along with production primarily by Left Brain. On October 31, 2013, MellowHigh (Left Brain, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis) released their debut album [4 ] on Odd Future Records. The album debuted at number 89 on the US MellowHigh . 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 with his sister after his mother got remarried. He attended [6 ] 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.
Discography [ edit ]
With Left Brain (as Mellowhype) [ edit ]
With Odd Future [ edit ]
With MellowHigh [ edit ]
Guest appearances [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "EP: Hodgy Beats "Untitled 2. Complex "" . Retrieved . 2013-06-02
^ "DOWNLOAD: Hodgy Beats - 'Untitled 2' EP". Vibe . Retrieved . 2013-06-02
^ "Download Hodgy Beats' Untitled 2 EP | News". Pitchfork . Retrieved . 2013-06-02
^ 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