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Brandun DeShay (born May 10, 1990), stylized as brandUn DeShay, is an American rapper, record producer, and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois.[1][2] He produced for all of his releases.[3]

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DeShay performing at MePhi in 2010
Background information
Also known as
  • Ace Hashimoto
  • All Day DeShay
  • DeShay Ali
Born (1990-05-10) May 10, 1990 (age 29)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • record producer
  • music video director
Years active2008–present
LabelsToy's Factory, BMG Rights Management
Associated acts
Websitebrandundeshay.com

CareerEdit

DeShay has produced for rappers such as Curren$y,[4] Dom Kennedy,[5][6] Mac Miller,[7] Action Bronson,[8] Chance The Rapper,[9] and Danny Brown.[10] His first official music video, "Why You Gotta Zodiac Like That" has been in rotation on mtvU.[11]

From late 2008 to mid 2010, DeShay was one of the original members of the hip hop collective Odd Future.[citation needed]

In 2011, he released his debut album All Day DeShay: AM on his label Seven7Ceven Music. The album was well received by fans and critics. Following the release of the album, DeShay was nominated for the 2012 XXL Freshman list.

Style and influencesEdit

In an interview with MTV UK, DeShay said that Pharrell Williams and Yasutaka Nakata's music inspired him.[12] He also stated that N.E.R.D, Kanye West, MF DOOM, Lupe Fiasco, A Tribe Called Quest and Lil Wayne were some of his influences initially.[13]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Extended playsEdit

MixtapesEdit

  • Volume: One! for the Money (2008)
  • Volume: Two! for the Show (2009)
  • Volume: Three! to Get Ready (2010)

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Session" 2009 Tyler, The Creator, Hodgy Beats Bastard
"Westside" 2016 Van Ness Wu 吳建豪 #MWHYB
"Serendipity" 2016 starRo Monday
"Funktion" 2016 Kero One Reflection Eternal

SongwritingEdit

Year Title Label
2017 "Bad Habits" Crazyboy of J-Soul Brothers Avex Japan

Production discographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "brandUn DeShay Is Putting In His Two Weeks Notice". The Smoking Section. Archived from the original on 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  2. ^ "brandUn DeShay Is Putting In His Two Weeks Notice". A3C Hip Hop Festival. Archived from the original on 2010-12-04.
  3. ^ "The Break Presents: brandUn DeShay". XXL.
  4. ^ "Curren$y And Don Cannon Present Smokee Robinson Vol.1". The Smoking Section. Archived from the original on 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  5. ^ "Wake N' Watch: Dom Kennedy "Locals Only" Music Video". Complex. Archived from the original on 2010-11-19.
  6. ^ "Dom Kennedy – Where I Belong (prod. BrandUn DeShay)". 2dopeboyz.
  7. ^ "Mac Miller - "Aliens Fighting Robots (Prod. Brandun Deshay)"". Hip Hop DX.
  8. ^ "NaNa" f/ Action Bronson - The Making of Chance ..." Complex.
  9. ^ "[VIDEO]: Chance The Rapper & Hannibal Buress – NaNa (Prod. by BrandUn Deshay)". The Fresh Heir. Archived from the original on 2015-05-30. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  10. ^ "brandUn DeShay - All Day DeShay: AM". URB. Archived from the original on 2011-11-03.
  11. ^ "Pick This Week's Best Freshmen Video". mtvU.
  12. ^ "Wrap Up And Watch Out: BRANDUN DESHAY". MTV UK.
  13. ^ http://hiphopdx.com/index/dxnext/id.225/title.brandun-deshay-speaks-about-leaving-odd-future-producing-for-dom-kennedy-and-promoting-his-own-rapping

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