I had been meaning to write about Hoodie after having his track, No Interruption, on repeat and then I heard his new track with Chiddy Bang called Fame is for Assholes and figured I better write something before this kid really blows up.
Let me start by saying that this guy is a white rapper. That raises a red flag for some and rightfully so. It’s a thin line that white guys who want to rap have to walk. They have to straddle a line of not being corny white without pretending to be black. The secret to doing this is ultimately being talented and being yourself. Eminem is a great example of how to do it right, but more recently Macklemore has shown how to succeed by being real and working hard.
Hoodie Allen is someone that needs to be watched. The music is a mix of hip hop and pop that I think I’m going to have to start calling hip-pop. It’s fun, it’s catchy, and the rhymes are clever. If you love hard-core gangsta rap then you probably won’t enjoy Hoodie, but if you like artists like Drake or Macklemore that do a combination also do a combination of hip-hop and pop you will probably enjoy Hoodie Allen.
The track that I like best is “No Interruption” mostly because it has a sick beat, he references Workaholics, and it’s just super catchy.Check out the video below. I also posted the new video that came out this last week for Fame is For Assholes by Hoodie Allen featuring Chiddy Bang.
Let me know in the comments section if you like Hoodie Allen or if you just aren’t feeling his music.