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Watch MellowHype Take a ‘Break’ to Play With Balls

Odd Future duo get sporty in stoney Hipstamatic clip

picture-18276-1372868632By: Chris Martins // November 28, 2012

When they aren’t busy making super aggro horror-fied rap songs, Odd Future duo MellowHype busy themselves with coasting stoner ditties that’d be perfectly at home on a Madlib-produced Wiz Khalifa album. Hodgy Beats and Left Brain’s latest long-player, Numbers, is pretty diverse. We’ve heard the laid back Frank Ocean feature “Astro” and the far trappier “Grill,” plus watched the clip for the genuinely poppy “La Bonita,” so it’s — ahem — high time for something a bit more heady. Hence, MellowHype have offered up the brief “Break,” a gooped hip-hop dreamscape with a music video to match. While Hodgy free-associates about boning Little Bo Peep and keeping a positive mental attitude, Left laces him with drifting guitars, psychedelic synths, and tinny drums. Meanwhile, director GL II captures the pair spinning, kicking, and tossing all manner of balls — tennis, soccer, base, basket — from the other side of a hazy Hipstamatic filter. MellowHype hit the road with their OFWGKTA labelmates Trash Talk in December.

MellowHype and Trash Talk tour dates

12/13 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
12/14 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw
12/15 – Portland, OR @ Branx
12/17 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Check Yo Ponytail 2/Echoplex
12/20 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
12/21 – San Diego, CA @ Epicentre