Left Brain

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This article is about the rapper named Left Brain. For specialization of function between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, see lateralization of brain function.
Left Brain
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Left Brain in July 2011.
Background information
Birth name Vyron Dalyan Turner
Also known as
  • Scottie Pimpin'
  • Mellow
  • Left Brizzle
  • David McGruffin
  • Lord Rudah
Born (1989-12-29) December 29, 1989 (age 26)
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres hip hop
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active 2007–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website vyron.tumblr.com

Vyron Dalyan Turner (born December 29, 1989), better known by his stage name Left Brain, is an American record producer, rapper, actor, and DJ from Los Angeles. He serves as one of the main producers in Odd Future, having produced portions on nearly all Odd Future releases. He was also one half of MellowHype, along with rapper Hodgy Beats, and a third of MellowHigh with Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats.

Music career[edit]

Left Brain performing in Dublin, Ireland, 2011.

Left Brain was a founding member of Odd Future and was, with fellow Odd Future member Hodgy Beats, half of the duo MellowHype, acting as the producer for the duo's releases. MellowHype has released three albums; YelloWhite, BlackenedWhite, and Numbers.

He has also produced many songs for other Odd Future members, such as Rolling Papers by Domo Genesis, Ali by Mike G, Goblin by Tyler, The Creator, The Dena Tape by Hodgy Beats, and Earl by Earl Sweatshirt. He also produced songs on The Odd Future Tape and The OF Tape Vol. 2. He also contributed production to the Pusha T song Trouble On My Mind featuring fellow Odd Future member Tyler, The Creator, off of his 2011 EP Fear of God II: Let Us Pray. Left Brain has rapped on three tracks for the group; "Swag Me Out" from Radical, and "Real Bitch" and "Oldie" from The OF Tape Vol. 2.

Left Brain is the producer and backing vocalist for the duo MellowHype, with Hodgy Beats taking the lead vocal role. While generally only noted for his production and for doing backing vocals on the duo's songs, he has rapped on the songs "BankRolls", "RokRok", and "Thuggin'"[1] from YelloWhite, "Fuck the Police"[2] and "Circus"[3] from the duo's second album BlackenedWhite, and "Grill",[4] "La Bonita",[5] and "LeFlair"[6] from the duo's third album, Numbers.

Left Brain is featured on 2 songs from The Internet's debut album Purple Naked Ladies, the single "Cocaine" and the song "Lincoln", which he sings the chorus on and which also features Mike G. He also contributed production to the tracks "Tevie", "She Knows" and "Visions". He performed the hook on the track "TrashWang" from Tyler, the Creator's third album Wolf. He was also featured on the track "Karateman" from Hodgy Beats EP Untitled 2. Left Brain handled the bulk of production on MellowHigh's self-titled debut album. The album debuted at number 89 on the US Billboard 200.[7] In 2014, Left Brain produced the scores for the short film BELONG directed by Lije Sarki, revolving around overcoming bullying.[8]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

Mixtapes

with Hodgy Beats, as MellowHype[edit]

Studio albums
Mixtapes

with Odd Future[edit]

Studio albums
Mixtapes
Compilations

with Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis, as MellowHigh[edit]

Studio albums

with SLEEPTVLK, as SLEEPTVLK X Left Brain[edit]

EPs
  • MindGone (2015)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Lisa" 2008 I Smell Panties, Casey Veggies The Odd Future Tape
"Claustroflowbic" 2009 Hodgy Beats The Dena Tape
"Swag Me Out" 2010 Jasper Dolphin, Tyler, The Creator, Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Mike G, Taco Radical
"Crap" 2011 Hodgy Beats N/A
"Cocaine / Tevie" The Internet Purple Naked Ladies
"Lincoln" The Internet, Mike G
"Real Bitch" 2012 Hodgy Beats, Taco The OF Tape Vol. 2
"Oldie" Taco, Tyler, The Creator, Hodgy Beats, Mike G, Domo Genesis, Frank Ocean, Jasper Dolphin, Earl Sweatshirt
"Trashwang" 2013 Tyler, The Creator, Na'kel, Jasper Dolphin, Lucas, L-Boy, Taco, Lee Spielman Wolf
"Tellin' You" Mike G, Pheally Blunt Verses
"DAM" Mike G
"Karateman" Hodgy Beats untitled 2
"Wicked"
"No Pressure" 2015 OG Juan & Papa E Pill, FredGT BroMitzvah
"HIGHER" Tree Jay & DJ Clockwork Baum Blvd
"How" Santana Ali N/A
"P.O.S." 2016 Pregnant Boy, FredGT 1st Trimester
"Literally" Pregnant Boy, Ziggy 2 Playa
"Chicken Coop" Pregnant Boy
"Seat Belt" Pregnant Boy, Fabo
"The Wave" Pregnant Boy, Doja Cat

References[edit]

  1. ^ MellowHype – Thuggin' Lyrics. Rap Genius (2010-10-10). Retrieved on 2015-11-08.
  2. ^ MellowHype – Fuck the Police Lyrics. Rap Genius (2011-07-18). Retrieved on 2015-11-08.
  3. ^ MellowHype – Circus Lyrics. Rap Genius (2011-07-18). Retrieved on 2015-11-08.
  4. ^ MellowHype – Grill Lyrics. Rap Genius (2012-10-04). Retrieved on 2015-11-08.
  5. ^ MellowHype – La Bonita Lyrics. Rap Genius. Retrieved on 2015-11-08.
  6. ^ LeFlair Lyrics | Rap Genius[dead link]
  7. ^ Tardio, Andres. (2013-11-06) Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 11/03/2013. HipHopDX. Retrieved on 2015-11-08.
  8. ^ BELONG. YouTube (2014-05-19). Retrieved on 2015-11-08.