Derek Ryan Smith, known by his stage name Mod Sun, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Bloomington, Minnesota.
|Birth name||Derek Ryan Smith|
|Also known as||Dylan Smith|
|Born||March 10, 1987, Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S.|
|Genres||Alternative rock, hip hop, post-hardcore, emo, pop punk|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, singer, songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, drums|
|Labels||Big Noise, Rostrum|
|Associated acts||Four Letter Lie, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Machine Gun Kelly, Blackbear, G-Eazy, Tana Mongeau|
|Website||Mod Sun's Official site|
Minnesota-based rapper who gained popularity after the release of his first EP in 2010. His second studio album, Movie, was released in 2017.
His birth name is Derek Smith. He began his music career as a drummer for the heavy metal bands Four Letter Lie (based in Minnesota) and Scary Kids Scaring Kids (based in Arizona). He recorded his debut hip-hop mixtape, Let Ya Teeth Show, in 2009.
He coined the term "hippy hop" to describe his brand of hippie-influenced hip hop music.
His parents divorced when he was young, and he spent his childhood in both Long Beach, California, where his father lived, and Bloomington, Minnesota, where he was born and where his mother lived. He dated actress Bella Thorne from 2018 to 2019. He began a relationship with singer Avril Lavigne.
- Rappers from Minnesota
- American cannabis activists
- Psychedelic drug advocates
- Midwestern hip hop musician
- American Rapper
Latest information about Mod Sun updated on June 14 2021.