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 26)
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Origin Pasadena, California, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active 2007–present
Labels Odd Future
Associated acts
Website hodgymiyagi.com

Gerard Damien Long (born November 9, 1990), better known by his stage name Hodgy (formerly Hodgy Beats), is an American recording artist, record producer, and songwriter from Pasadena, California. He is a member of the Los Angeles-based hip hop collective Odd Future as well as the one half of MellowHype and one third of MellowHigh.

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 (I Need Some Answers).

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 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.

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.[3] 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.[4]

Discography[edit]

Main article: Hodgy discography

Studio albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hFowz5b5GLM
  2. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.26130/title.hip-hop-album-sales-week-ending-11-03-2013-
  3. ^ 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."
  4. ^ 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