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Hodgy Beats Biography

Last updated: 05/02/2012 12:00:00 PM

MellowHype is an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California, that consists of OFWGKTA members Hodgy Beats (vocals), real name Gerard Long, and Left Brain (production, backing vocals), real name Vyron Turner. Left Brain stated in a video that they met at a party. Left Brain was looking for an artist and Hodgy was looking for a producer. Ultimately they started collaborating. They have released two albums, YelloWhite and BlackenedWhite. MellowHype has performed at every OFWGKTA concert.

A remastered version of BlackenedWhite was released on July 12, 2011 by Fat Possum Records.

On April 5, 2011, MellowHype performed the song "64" with Mississippi-based grunge labelmates Bass Drum of Death on the Fuel TV program The Daily Habit.

They also performed their song "65" alongside Tyler, the Creator for the BBC music showcase. The music video of the single "64" was released June 12, 2011.

The song "67" was digitally released through Hodgy Beats' Tumblr on August 16, 2011.

On January 4th, 2012, Mellowhype digitally released the song "45" through Hodgy Beats' Tumblr.

The soundtrack of Madden 12 features Mellowhype's song "On Ya Mind". Hodgy Beats stated on Tumblr that the song was made with Left Brain in high school.