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Last Friday was the Fourth Of July, which meant we didn’t run one of these lists. But the videos kept piling up, and so we’re giving you our picks for this week’s five best videos, as well as, without comment, last week’s picks. You deserve to have a lot of shit to watch on your… More »

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Download MellowHype’s INSA Mixtape

Odd Future members Hodgy Beats and Left Brain have been releasing music under the name MellowHype for a few years now, the best of which is probably 2010’s mixtape-turned-studio-debut BlackenedHype. They followed that up with 2012’s Numbers and last year added Domo Genesis to the equation for MellowHigh. They’re back to being just a duo… More »

By: James Rettig / July 6, 2014 - 4:54 pm

Hodgy Beats – “Nowadays” (Feat. Left Brain) Video

The Odd Future crew made their collective name on free mixtapes, but at this point, Hodgy Beats might be the only member who still cranks them out every once in a while. Hodgy’s last tape, the Untitled 2 EP, is about a year old, and he’ll follow it up this Friday with a new one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Download Hodgy Beats’ Untitled 2 EP

In the past year or so, Odd Future members Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt, and (to a lesser extent) Tyler, The Creator have all stepped into the spotlight, coming across more as individual artists than as pieces of a vast, unified movement. Hodgy Beats, the firebreathing rapping half of MellowHype, has been a bit left behind… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2013 - 12:56 pm

MellowHype – “Break” Video

Hodgy Beats shows off his sportsman side in the new clip for MellowHype’s “Break.” GL II directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 28, 2012 - 9:06 am

MellowHype – “Grill”

MellowHype, the Odd Future rap duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain, will release their new album Numbers next week, and they’ve been releasing a steady stream of tracks online for months. And now here’s another one: The queasy, lurching “Grill,” on which the group pulls the delightfully old-school move of spelling out their ow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 5, 2012 - 9:23 am

MellowHype – “Wasabi” (Feat. Juicy J)

MellowHype week rolls on with “Wasabi,” a track where a knotty Hodgy Beats flow rides on a diced-up piece of production from Left Brain. Juicy J shows up to inject some hedonistic energy into the proceedings. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 14, 2012 - 9:06 am

MellowHype – “Greezy” (Feat. Domo Genesis)

MellowHype’s new album Numbers is imminent, and the Odd Future duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain are building anticipation by giving a bunch of new songs away in what they’re calling MellowHype Week. Yesterday, we heard “Decoy.” Today, they recruit Odd Future comrade Domo Genesis on the sinister synth jam “Greezy.” Hear it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2012 - 10:41 am

MellowHype – “Decoy”

In celebration of the release of next months’s Numbers, the new record from Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats and Left Brain’s MellowHype subgroup, they’re posting a new track every day and calling it MellowHype Week. Last night, Hodgy let go of the heavy-lidded flow showcase “Decoy.” Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 12, 2012 - 8:56 am

MellowHype – “La Bonita” Video

MellowHype, the Odd Future duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain, will release their new album Numbers this fall. Their single “La Bonita” is all about Spanish women, so the new video goes way over-the-top on Latino imagery: Hodgy in Day Of The Dead skeleton facepaint, Left Brain dressed like a matador, a mariachi band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2012 - 9:19 am

MellowHype – “La Bonita”

Today Odd Future subset MellowHype — the duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain — announced that they will be putting out their LP Numbers this October, also dropping the lead single “La Bonita.” It’s a quick-hitting, steel-drum-sampling, sex-obsessed burst of color. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 18, 2012 - 12:55 pm

MellowHype – “Fakuoy”

You’d expect the champagne to still be flowing at Odd Future headquarters after the seismic success of Frank Ocean, but the other members of the crew seem to be hard at work today. We’ve already heard the Domo Genesis posse cut “Elimination Chamber,” and now there’s a new track from MellowHype, the duo of Hodgy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012 - 3:08 pm

Hodgy Beats – “BKLYN” & MellowHigh – “Lift” (Feat. Juicy J)

Their stock may be falling, but the well-adjusted young people in the Odd Future rap collective are staying productive. The generally unhinged Hodgy Beats, for one, posted a couple of new songs on his Tumblr. One, “BKLYN,” is a drifty solo track with production from one Thelonious Martin. The other, “Lift,” is credited to MellowHigh,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2012 - 3:33 pm

MellowHype – “45”

A bit of an open secret: MellowHype, the duo of rapper Hodgy Beats and producer Left Brain, are probably the most consistent musical unit within the noisy and notoriously scattershot Odd Future crew, and their forthcoming album Numbers could well turn out to be great. One track that won’t appear on Numbers is “45,” a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 4, 2012 - 10:50 am

Hodgy Beats – “Crap” (Feat. Left Brain)

Hodgy Beats took to his Tumblr to drop “Crap,” a track featuring Left Brain that might technically mean it’s a MellowHype track, but unlike most of MellowHype’s stuff it features Left Brain (crudely) rapping. After Left Brain’s verse comes a somewhat atypical laid-back, stoned out meditation from Hodgy. Download the track down get up to… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2011 - 12:01 pm

The Internet – “Cocaine” Video (Feat. Left Brain)

The Internet is the new mutant-R&B project from two Odd Future members, Syd Tha Kid and Matt Martian. We’ve already posted their tracks “Love Song -1” and “They Say,” and now there’s a video for new track “Cocaine.” In director Matt Alonzo’s clip, Syd gets her mack on at a carnival. And even though there’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Hodgy Beats & Jonti – “Nayoga”

Hodgy Beats is the rapping half of MellowHype and probably the most demonic onstage presence in the Odd Future crew, so it’s something of a surprise to hear him kicking a googly-eyed love-rap over a squelching computer-funk beat on the new track “Nayoga.” The track is a collaboration with the new Stones Throw addition Jonti,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 28, 2011 - 2:19 pm