Welcome to Van Brando Nation! A site dedicated to the artistic works of non-other than Van Brando himself. Van Brando is a San Diego based Hip Hop & Metal / Hip Hop Emcee (MC/Rapper). Van Brando's style is unique not only to Daygo, but to SoCal (Southern California) as well. The scene has rarely been exposed to an Artist in the past 10 years who has an original approach to Hip Hop. 

This all changed when Van Brando jumped on the scene. Imagine if Pantera, Slayer, System of a Down, Cradle of Filth and I See Stars were all in a raw musical orgy with Tech N9ne, Immortal Technique, Eminem, Beastie Boys, Hopsin and Necro. The result is not a messy room filled with money shots... It's an artistic display of borderline genius meets insanity. 

In San Diego Van Brando is known as a screamer... Noooooo you sick bastards and confused Hip Hop lovers, not that type of screamer! The screaming Van Brando does, is a well balanced mix between the Underground Hip Hop culture, Metalcore culture and a Tarantino flick. Anytime an Artist can emerge in a flooded, convoluted and confused Underground Hip Hop scene and bring something new to the table... Fans can tell they've stumbled upon a rare gem. 

If you're in Los Angeles (LA), Orange County (OC), San Diego (SD), Nova Scotia (CAN), Zambonia (AFR), Japan (JPN), Netherlands (NL) or somewhere on Sirius B... You can probably hear this dude ripping a mic right now if you listen carefully. Stars pass gas... Van Brando is essentially his own solar system of Hip Hop music fused with the hardcore stylings of a mad man. Van Brando is not looking to be the next star... He's looking to be your next inspiration! 


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Van Brando San Diego Reader Article by Ken



After “floating” for eight years in a nonproductive, antimusic fog, Brandon Van Ekelenburg found his new creative calling three years ago. The former frontman of a Grossmont High metal band called Hostile Intentions (think: Slayer), Van Ekelenburg found rap. He
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The Introduction

Alot of cool stuff going on right now and alot of hard work and dedication. Been working around the clock on getting the new album "SHATTERED DREAMS" set for release Late September on ITUNES and AMAZON so stay tuned for…Read more

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  • Juan

    Juan Bancroft, San Diego CA

    Van Brando is amazing. Rang in the new year last night with his unique style that reminded me of Marshall Mathers mixed with Slipknot. Great music to listen to.

    Van Brando is amazing. Rang in the new year last night with his unique style that reminded me of Marshall Mathers mixed with Slipknot. Great music to listen to.

  • Whoop Whoop

    Whoop Whoop Gathering, U.S.

    I saw Van Brando on the stage this year at The Gathering, this guy blew my MIND! Hope to see him on this West Coast Tour.

    I saw Van Brando on the stage this year at The Gathering, this guy blew my MIND! Hope to see him on this West Coast Tour.

  • Vegan X

    Vegan X San Diego

    Van Brando blows my mind!!! His LIVE show is the best in Daygo!!!

    Van Brando blows my mind!!! His LIVE show is the best in Daygo!!!

  • Gail Woodworth

    Gail Woodworth HuntintonnBeach

    wOULD lOVE TO SEE YOU AND TAKE THE 57 FOR A REAL RIDE IN OCIANSIDE JUST LOST MY MOM, NEED TO GET OUT OF TOWN... MAKE THAT HAPPEN FOR ME ... I WOULD LOVE TO HOOK UP WITH YOU JAMMN1957@YAHOO.COM LET ME KNOW WHEN AND WHERE:love:GAIL

    wOULD lOVE TO SEE YOU AND TAKE THE 57 FOR A REAL RIDE IN OCIANSIDE JUST LOST MY MOM, NEED TO GET OUT OF TOWN... MAKE THAT HAPPEN FOR ME ... I WOULD LOVE TO HOOK UP WITH YOU JAMMN1957@YAHOO.COM LET ME KNOW WHEN AND WHEREloveGAIL

  • Money Mike

    Money Mike The Bank

    Moneyy

    Moneyy

  • Jahones

    Jahones OC

    What a badass!

    What a badass!

  • B-Dro

    B-Dro San Diego

    FIRST!

    FIRST!

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Previous events

Date Event Location
(hed) p.e. with special guests Van Brando & More Brick By Brick, San Diego, Ca Brick By Brick, San Diego, Ca
Twiztid with Special Guests Van Brando & More WHISKEY A-GO-GO, West Hollywood, CA 90069 WHISKEY A-GO-GO, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tech N9ne - Strictly Strange Tour 2017 Featuring Brotha Lynch Hung, Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone & Ces Cru with Special Guest Van Brando House Of Blues- San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101 House Of Blues- San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101
"THE SPILL MANIC TOUR" D-Spillz with special guest Van Brando, Sylint, The Bermuda, Will Ro, PR3acher, Jou$e & Apollo San Diego, Ca San Diego, Ca
Green Jelly with special guests Van Brando, Malakai, THE THRILL KILLERS, Big Scary Robot Brick By Brick, San Diego, Ca Brick By Brick, San Diego, Ca
Flaw with special guests Whitney Peyton, Chrysalis, Van Brando Brick By Brick, San Diego, Ca Brick By Brick, San Diego, Ca
 —  — TWIZTID OFFICIAL CD RELEASE PARTY WHISKEY A-GO-GO, West Hollywood, CA 90069 WHISKEY A-GO-GO, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Top Rank Jasper's Bar and Grill, Santa Ana Jasper's Bar and Grill, Santa Ana
Cali Platform Jasper's Bar and Grill, Santa Ana, CA Jasper's Bar and Grill, Santa Ana, CA
Live & Direct Jasper's Bar and Grill, Santa Ana, CA Jasper's Bar and Grill, Santa Ana, CA
The Live It Up Music & Art Festival Lake Elsinore, Lake Elsinore, CA Lake Elsinore, Lake Elsinore, CA
Halloween 2015 Van Brando San Diego, San Diego, CA San Diego, San Diego, CA
The Marvelous Missing Link Tour The Observatory San Diego, San diego, CA The Observatory San Diego, San diego, CA
Twisted Insane & The Wholesale Brainsick Family "Brainsick World Order" The Bash, San Diego The Bash, San Diego
Rookies Presents: Avalon Liquor Launch Party Rookies, Oceanside Rookies, Oceanside
Van Brando C & S Tuesdays The Bash, San Diego The Bash, San Diego
Van Brando The Phantom Lounge, San Diego The Phantom Lounge, San Diego
The #HybridCore Kurt Cobain Fest The Stronghold, San Diego The Stronghold, San Diego
Neon Nights The Yard, San Diego, CA The Yard, San Diego, CA
The Rabbits Hole Hidden, San Diego, CA Hidden, San Diego, CA

ALBUMS

"Against The Grain" Now Available (Click Image)

"Against The Grain" Now Available (Click Image)

"Shattered Dreams"  (Click Image)

"Shattered Dreams" (Click Image)

GET RECORDED AT MULTI-PLAYER PRODUCTIONS NOW!" 
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GET RECORDED AT MULTI-PLAYER PRODUCTIONS NOW!" (Click Image)