Mod Sun Biography

Mod Sun (stylized as MOD SUN), also known as Derek Smith, is an American rapper and rock musician from Bloomington, Minnesota.
Smith was born in Minnesota and his birth name is Derek Smith. When Smith turned 18, he changed his first name to Dylan. According to Smith, Mod Sun is an acronym that stands for "Movement On Dreams Stand Under None." Mod Sun's style of music is often described as "hippy hop." Mod Sun was formerly a member of the post-hardcore band Four Letter Lie where he played drums from 2004 to 2009. He left the band to pursue a rap career. He also was the drummer of the post-hardcore band Scary Kids Scaring Kids from 2009 until their disbandment in 2010. He drummed during their 2010 tour and opened shows as Mod Sun during the tour. He has released five mixtapes and three EPs throughout his solo career. Mod Sun's debut album "Look Up" is to be released on March 10, 2015 through Rostrum Records.
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