Brandun DeShay
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Brandun DeShay
brandUn DeShay
DeShay performing at MePhi in 2010
Background information
  • Ace Hashimoto
  • All Day DeShay
  • DeShay Ali
Born (1990-05-10) May 10, 1990 (age 28)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • record producer
  • music video director
LabelsToy's Factory, BMG Rights Management

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]


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 a member of the hip hop collective Odd Future.[]

Style and influences

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]


Studio albums

Extended plays


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

Guest appearances

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 #MWHYB
"Serendipity" 2016 starRo Monday
"Funktion" 2016 Kero One Reflection Eternal


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

Production discography


  1. ^ "brandUn DeShay Is Putting In His Two Weeks Notice". The Smoking Section.
  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.
  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.
  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. ^

External links

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