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 performing live with Odd Future.
Background information
Also known as Scottie Pimpin', Mellow, Left Brizzle, David McGruffin, Lord Rudah
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop, hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer, songwriter
Instruments Keyboards, Vocals, Reason, FL Studio, Logic Studio
Years active 2007–present
Labels Odd Future Records, Fat Possum Records
Associated acts MellowHype, Odd Future, MellowHigh
Website vyron.tumblr.com

Left Brain is an American record producer, rapper, and photographer 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.

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
  • MindGone (2016)[9]

with Hodgy Beats as MellowHype[edit]

Studio Albums
Mixtapes
  • YelloWhite (2010)
  • MELLOWHYPEWEEK (2012)
  • INSA (I Need Some Answers) (2014)

with Odd Future[edit]

Studio Albums
Mixtapes
Compilations

with Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis as MellowHigh[edit]

Production discography[edit]

2008[edit]

Odd Future - "The Odd Future Tape"
  • 07. "Pimp Slap"
  • 12. "McDonalds"
  • 15. "Malaya"

2009[edit]

Hodgy Beats – "The Dena Tape"
  • 04. "Rolex"
  • 09. "Claustroflowbic"
  • 18. "The Love"

2010[edit]

MellowHype – "YelloWhite"
  • 01. "ElephunkCircus"
  • 02. "Smile More"
  • 03. "Team"
  • 04. "BankRolls"
  • 05. "Polyurthane"
  • 06. "Thuggin'"
  • 07. "CopKiller" (featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
  • 08. "BlaccFriday" (featuring Mike G and Tyler, The Creator) [produced with Tyler, The Creator]
  • 09. "Premier"
  • 10. "SmokeSumKushWitMe"
  • 11. "Intoxicated Dreams"
  • 12. "Rasta (Freakbass)" (featuring Tyler, The Creator) [produced with Tyler, The Creator]
  • 13. "CocainKeys"
  • 14. "RokRok"
  • 15. "Rolex"
  • 16. "Claustroflowbic"
Earl Sweatshirt – "Earl"
Mike G – "Ali"
  • 02. "Timeless" (featuring Tyler, The Creator)
  • 03. "Moracular World" (featuring Vince Staples) [produced with Syd tha Kyd]
  • 07. "BlaccFriday" (featuring Tyler, The Creator and MellowHype) [produced with Tyler, The Creator]
  • 09. "Crazy"
Domo Genesis – "Rolling Papers"
  • 03. "Domier"
  • 09. "Super Market" (featuring Tyler, The Creator)
  • 12. "Basic Bitch" (featuring MellowHype)
MellowHype – "BlackenedWhite"
  • 01. "Primo"
  • 02. "GunSounds"
  • 03. "Brain" (featuring Domo Genesis)
  • 04. "Loaded" (featuring Mike G)
  • 05. "Hell" (featuring Frank Ocean)
  • 06. "DeadDeputy" (featuring Jasper Dolphin)
  • 07. "Right Here"
  • 08. "Loco"
  • 09. "StripClub"
  • 10. "Fuck The Police" (featuring Tyler, The Creator"
  • 11. "Chordaroy" (featuring Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator)
  • 12. "Rico" (featuring Frank Ocean)
  • 13. "Gram"
  • 14. "Circus"
  • 15. "Based" (featuring C. Renee)

2011[edit]

Tyler, The Creator - "Goblin"
  • 05. "Transylvania"
Domo Genesis – "Under The Influence 2"
  • 08. "Follow Me"
  • 10. "Full Moon"
  • 12. "Sundance Kids"
Odd Future - 12 Odd Future Songs
  • 02. "67"
  • 03. "Forest Green"
  • 08. "BankRolls"
  • 12. "RokRok"
MellowHype – "BlackenedWhite (Re-released)"
  • 01. "Primo"
  • 02. "GunSounds"
  • 03. "Brain" (featuring Domo Genesis)
  • 04. "64"
  • 05. "Loaded" (featuring Mike G)
  • 06. "DeadDeputy" (featuring Jasper Dolphin)
  • 07. "Right Here"
  • 08. "IGotAGun"
  • 09. "F666 The Police" (featuring Tyler, The Creator)
  • 10. "Rico" (featuring Frank Ocean)
  • 11. "Circus"
  • 12. "Game" (featuring Tyler, The Creator)
  • 13. "Gunz"
The Jet Age of Tomorrow - "The Journey to the 5th Echelon"
The Internet - Purple Naked Ladies
  • 05. Cocaine / Tevie (featuring Left Brain) [produced with The Internet]
  • 11. "She Knows" [produced with Matt Martians]
  • 13. "Visions" (featuring Coco O) [produced with The Internet and Patrick, The Great]
Various Artists - Madden NFL 12 Soundtrack
  • 19. "On Ya Mind"

2012[edit]

Odd Future - The OF Tape Vol. 2
  • 02. "Bitches"
  • 05. "Forest Green"
  • 06. "Lean"
  • 08. "50"
  • 09. "Snow White"
  • 10. "Rella"
  • 11. "Real Bitch"
  • 14. "Hcapd"
MellowHype - "MELLOWHYPEWEEK"
  • 01. "Decoy"
  • 02. "Greezy" (featuring Domo Genesis)
  • 03. "Wasabi" (featuring Juicy J)
  • 04. "Godsss"
  • 05. "F"
  • 06. "LP"
  • 07. "WHAT"
MellowHype – "Numbers"
  • 01. "Grill" [produced with Hodgy Beats]
  • 02. "65/Breakfast" [produced with Hodgy Beats]
  • 03. "Astro" (featuring Frank Ocean) [produced with Hodgy Beats]
  • 04. "NFWGJDSH" [produced with Hodgy Beats]
  • 05. "La Bonita" [produced with Hodgy Beats]
  • 06. "Beat" [produced with Hodgy Beats]
  • 08. "Untitled L"
  • 09. "LeFlair" [produced with Hodgy Beats]
  • 10. "Monster" [produced with Hodgy Beats]
  • 11. "666" (featuring Mike G) [produced with Tyler, The Creator]
  • 12. "P2" (featuring Earl Sweatshirt) [produced with Mike Einziger]
  • 13. "GNC" [produced with Hodgy Beats]
  • 14. "Brain"
  • 16. "Break" [produced with Hodgy Beats]

2013[edit]

MellowHigh – "MellowHigh"
  • 01. "Goon'n"
  • 02. "Air"
  • 03. "Yu"
  • 04. "Extinguisher"
  • 05. "Nobody"
  • 06. "Self Titled"
  • 07. "Troublesome"
  • 08. "Get'n Drunk"
  • 09. "Roofless"
  • 10. "HighLife" (featuring Curren$y and Smoke DZA)
  • 11. "Cold World" (featuring Remy Banks and Earl Sweatshirt)
  • 13. "Yu (Remix)" (featuring Tyler, The Creator)

2014[edit]

Left Brain
  • Chum: Remixed by Left Brain
Left Brain - BELONG Soundtrack
  • Unknown Instrumental Tracks
  • "DLX"
MellowHype - "INSA (I Need Some Answers)"
  • 01. "GANG"
  • 02. "BARS"
  • 03. "DUNITA"
  • 04. "I AM A"
  • 05. "NOWADAYS"
  • 06. "FIFAFOFUM!"
  • 07. "7"
  • 08. "BELLY"
  • 09. "THE DAZE"
  • 10. "COLDWORLD2"
  • 11. "DLX"

2015[edit]

Mike G - "Award Tour EP II"
  • 03. "Archer" (featuring Larry Susan)
Earl Sweatshirt – "I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt"
  • 05. "Off Top"
Remy Banks - "higher."
  • 08. "rem." (featuring Nasty Nigel)

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.
  9. ^ https://soundcloud.com/sleeptvlk/sets/sleeptvlk-x-leftbrain