MellowHype is a hip hop duo from Los Angeles, California. It was formed by the collaboration of Gerard Long and Vyron Turner.
Gerard Long and Vyron Turner are famous for their stage name as Hodgy Beats and Left Brain respectively. MellowHype stands for Left Brain producing (Mellow) and Hodgy Beats rapping (Hype). Hodgy and Left Brain are also the members of American hip-hop collective Odd Future. Hodgy, Left Brain along with two other members were the original members of Odd Future.
MelloHype was formed around 2006. MelloHype had their debut from the mixtape YelloWhite which was released in 2010. They released their debut studio album BlackenedWhite on October 31, 2010. The remastered version of BlackenedWhite was re-released on July 12, 2011. This version was released on Fat Possum Records. MellowHype has released two studio albums and four mixtapes. The duo can also be seen in Domo Genesis’s debut mixtape ‘Rolling Papers’.
They have performed songs with the collaboration with Odd Future, Tyler, Domo Genesis, Mississippi-based grunge labelmates. They have also performed at the BBC music showcase. They performed their song ‘65’ with Tyler, The Creator for BBC.
The second studio album by the duo MellowHype is Numbers. It was released in 2012. They have released a number of songs having Numbers as the title. They have also released the songs through Hodgy Beats’ Tumblr. ‘La Bonita’, Numbers’ first single was released on July 18, 2012, and second single ‘Grill’ was released on November 27, 2012. The full version of ‘La Bonita’ was released along with a music video on August 29.
In 2011, together with Odd Future member Domo Genesis, MelloHype formed a sub-group of Odd Future MellowHigh. This album was released on October 31, 2013.
In an interview in 2015, Hodgy states that Hodgy and Left Brain will no longer release songs under the name MelloHype but they will continue working together. On February 6, 2017, MellowHype announced their reunion from Left Brain’s Mind Gone Volume 1.
MelloHype Net Worth
MelloHype Net Worth is estimated to be $1.4 million.