Hodgy Star

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Hodgy Star
Hodgy Beats, Odd Future Live in Toronto, May 15 2011.jpg
Hodgy Star performing in May 2011.
Background information
Birth name Gerard Damien Long
Also known as Hodgy Beats
Born (1990-11-09) November 9, 1990 (age 25)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Origin Pasadena, California, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Instruments Vocals, keyboard
Years active 2007–present
Labels Odd Future
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.

Music career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[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]

Solo[edit]

Studio albums
Mixtapes
EPs

with Left Brain, as MellowHype[edit]

Studio albums
Mixtapes

with Odd Future[edit]

Studio albums
Mixtapes
Compilations

with Left Brain and Domo Genesis, as MellowHigh[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"French!" 2009 Tyler, The Creator Bastard
"Slow it Down"
"Session" Tyler, The Creator, brandUn DeShay/Mike G
"Moonlight" 2010 Earl Sweatshirt Earl
"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
"Analog"
"Window" Tyler, The Creator, Domo Genesis, Frank Ocean, Mike G
"Burger" Tyler, The Creator
"Outta Control" MED Classic
"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
"Live" Mike G Verses
"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
"Beastmode" Alvin Risk
"Boom Bap" 2016 SAP, Hit-Boy, Mike Zombie Self Employed

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