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
No Ceo and VSP present Unity Event and Pool Party San Diego Courtyard Marriott, San Diego, CA San Diego Courtyard Marriott, San Diego, CA
Willie Psycho's Hip Hop B Day Fest Diamond Jim's , chula vista, ca Diamond Jim's , chula vista, ca
VSP Sunday Summer Shows Diamond Jims, Chula Vista, CA Diamond Jims, Chula Vista, CA
Royal Dive BDAY Bash Royal Dive Bar, Oceanside, CA Royal Dive Bar, Oceanside, CA
Van Brando "Shattered Dreams" CD Release Party Effin's Pub and Grill, San Diego, CA Effin's Pub and Grill, San Diego, CA
RTRS Hip Hop Competition Pine Grove School House, Pine Grove, CA Pine Grove School House, Pine Grove, CA
Southern California Hip Hop and Rock Festival Golden Nights, Buena Park, CA Golden Nights, Buena Park, CA
 —  — DJ Bille Knight presents Artist Search San Diego The Stage, San Diego, CA The Stage, San Diego, CA
San Diego North County Artist Search The Jumping Turtle, San Marcos, CA The Jumping Turtle, San Marcos, CA
GOOD LOOKING OUT presented by American Deluxe Barbershop Royal Dive Bar, Oceanside, CA Royal Dive Bar, Oceanside, CA
RTRS: We Make The Club Rock Show Across the Street @ Mueller College, San Diego, CA Across the Street @ Mueller College, San Diego, CA
Van Brando's Kick Start 2013 San Diego, CA 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)