MellowHigh

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MellowHigh
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Domo Genesis, Left Brain, and Hodgy in April 2013 (pictured from left to right)
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active
  • 2011–2013
  • 2015
  • 2017–present
LabelsOdd Future
Associated acts
Websiteoddfuture.com
Members

MellowHigh is an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California, that consists of Hodgy, Left Brain, and Domo Genesis. All are members of hip hop collective Odd Future. They have released one studio album, self-titled MellowHigh.

History[edit]

2011–12: Early career[edit]

Since the formation of the group MellowHype, which consisted of rapper Hodgy Beats and producer Left Brain, they frequently collaborated with fellow Odd Future member Domo Genesis. Together they officially formed the sub-group of Odd Future, MellowHigh in 2011.[1] The songs "Bitches", "Lean", "Rella", and "Hcapd" from The OF Tape Vol. 2 feature MellowHigh.[2] In April 2012 the group released their first two official songs, "Timbs" produced by Lex Luger and "Go". Along with the song's releases, they announced that they would be working on a collaboration project together.[3][4]

2013–14: MellowHigh[edit]

On April 20, 2013, MellowHigh released their first single and music video entitled "Troublesome 2013".[5] On August 24, 2013, it was revealed their debut album by the group MellowHigh will be released on October 31, 2013.[6] The group also released promotional vlogs leading up to the release, showing footage of them on the Odd Future European tour 2013 and recording the project.[7] Over the following months they periodically released songs via SoundCloud. On October 10, 2013, the music video for "Yu" was released.[8] It was revealed MellowHigh will contain guest appearances by Tyler, The Creator, Curren$y, Smoke DZA, and Earl Sweatshirt among others.[9] Upon the release, the album debuted at number 89 on the US Billboard 200.[10]

MellowHigh did not release any material in 2014, leading people to believe MellowHigh disbanded.

2015–present: MellowHype disbandment[edit]

On January 18, 2015, Hodgy Beats confirmed that MellowHype disbanded. He also added that he and Left Brain will continue to work with Domo Genesis as MellowHigh.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

List of other appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Years Other artist(s) Album
"Who Dat" 1(Prod. by J. Cole) 2010 N/A N/A
"SteamRoller" (Prod. by Tyler, The Creator) Domo Genesis, Hodgy, Frank Ocean Rolling Papers
"Basic Bitch" Domo Genesis, MellowHype
"Brain" MellowHype, Domo Genesis BlackenedWhite
"TangGolf" 2(Prod. by RZA) 2011 N/A N/A
"Lift" 2012 Juicy J
"Bitches" N/A The OF Tape Vol. 2
"Lean"
"Rella" Tyler, The Creator
"Hcapd"
"Oldie" (Prod. by Tyler, The Creator) Odd Future
"PNCINTLOFWGKTA" (Prod. by Tyler, The Creator) Casey Veggies, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler, The Creator Customized Greatly Vol. 3
"Timbs" (Prod. by Lex Luger) N/A N/A
"Go" (Prod. by Thelonious Martin)
"MellowHigh" (Prod. by Larry Fisherman) 2013 S.H.O.W.TIME
"Tesla" (Prod. by The Alchemist) The Alchemist, Freddie Gibbs SSUR
"Greezy" MellowHype, Domo Genesis MELLOWHYPEWEEK
"In the Meantime" (Prod. by Thelonious Martin) N/A N/A
"Look" (Prod. by Nottz) Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt
"24 Hour Spitness" 3(Prod. by The Alchemist) 2014 Domo Genesis, Hodgy Under the Influence 2
"Sundance Kids"
"Hodgy x Doms" (Prod. by Marvel Alexander) 2015 Hodgy, Domo Genesis Dena Tape 2
"New Balance" (Prod. by Trifonic)
"MellowHigh" 2017 Left Brain, Hodgy, Domo Genesis Mind Gone Volume 1

1 Uses the instrumental from the J. Cole song "Who Dat" from his album Cole World: The Sideline Story.

2 Uses the instrumental from the GZA song "4th Chamber", from his album Liquid Swords.

3 Uses the instrumental from the Mobb Deep song "The Realest", from their album Murda Muzik.

4 Uses the instrumental from the Trifonic song "Emergence" from their album of the same name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HipHopSince1987 – All Def Digital Presents: Odd World – MellowHigh Ep. 1 & 2 (Video)". Hiphopsince1987.com. 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  2. ^ Dart, Chris. "Odd Future • Interviews •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  3. ^ Murphy, Sarah (2012-04-17). "MellowHigh - "Timbs" • Music / Video •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  4. ^ Davies, Sian (2012-04-20). "MellowHigh - "Go" • Music / Video •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  5. ^ "Mellowhigh". YouTube. April 20, 2013.
  6. ^ Trevor Smith. "Artwork & Release Date Revealed For Mellowhype & Domo Genesis' "MellowHigh"". HotNewHipHop.
  7. ^ "Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more". Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more.
  8. ^ Mellow High Splits Their New Video “Yu” In Threes. XXL Magazine. October 11, 2013
  9. ^ Edwin Ortiz. "Listen: MellowHigh "Extinguisher"". Complex.
  10. ^ HipHopDX (November 6, 2013). "Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 11/03/2013". HipHopDX.