Chill, Hip-Hop, Pop | Gianni & Kyle Headed on Tour w. Hoodie Allen, Drop New Single

Posted by on September 12, 2018

Gianni & Kyle are a L.A. based hip-hop duo who blend their rhymes and singing with Pop music and create catchy hits. “do u miss me at all” is a great introduction to G&K’s style and sound, so get yourself acquainted. These guys are about to head onto tour with Hoodie Allen across the country, check out the dates here. Along with the tour announcement Gianni & Kyle also have a new project on the way that is due out at the end of September entitled She’s No Angel. Listen to their new single “do u even miss me at all?” above!

Exclusive, Pop | FNT PREMIERE: Quinn – Never Done This

Posted by on October 23, 2014

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“Never Done This” is the first track off Michigan State University’s own Quinn’s upcoming EP Change Of Scenery, which is the follow up to his acclaimed mixtape Shlup. Blending electronic music with soul vibes, think Jon Bellion meets Hoodie Allen in an organic manner, Quinn speaks his mind and heart over an ayokay produced beat, who captured the moment and composed some real soul music with this one, I’m def vibing to it, this is a must listen and a must download!

Free Download: Quinn – Never Done This

Hip-Hop | OCD: Moosh & Twist (Feat. Hoodie Allen) – All That I Know

Posted by on November 12, 2013

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Hoodie Allen just sent over his latest visuals collaborating with OCD: Mooch and Twist for “All That I Know” his first single off his upcoming EP. Mr Allen is currently on his Party With Your Friends Tour with the boys, and they decided to record this track to shout out those who matter to them, and who they ride for. You can check the tour dates for With Your Friends Tour under the video description! This is a must listen!


Hip-Hop | This Week in Hip-Hop and My Head…

Posted by on May 19, 2013


It’s been a very exciting week for hip-hop. As A stated earlier, Yeezy is back, and out to prove a point with his lyrics, which has historically always made for the best hip-hop. I was talking with a friend yesterday about my deep love for Kanye, and I think it stems from his ability to simultaneously appease all aspects of the consumer in me. The College Dropout, and, really every album of his, features a lot of the glossy rap that constitutes most of my weekend playlists, yet is consistently rich in introspection and social observation throughout. That alone seems to be a major recipe for success in modern-day hip-hop — it’s the line that promoted Drake to major wealth and superstar status (the fact that he was capable of separately creating albums like So Far Gone and Thank Me Later is still bafflingly impressive), and has allowed rappers like Macklemore and Logic to find popular success — they smartly release radio-friendly songs, but disperse them throughout projects that please their loyal fans and are otherwise heavy and meaningful projects.

Since Yeezy’s been covered, I’ll skip over to a few others songs that highlight how well some newcomers are able to tread this line — and put out songs that can be equally enjoyed by a frat boy on Saturday night who is already a dozen Pong beers deep, or the hip-hop fanatic who spends their Sunday afternoon analyzing lyrics on RapGenius with the track on repeat. I’m not here to judge — hip-hop should be loved by all.

Hoodie Allen — Make It Home (feat. Kina Grannis)

It’s been really exciting and interesting to follow Hoodie’s path over the past four years or so as he’s developed his sound, taken chances, inevitably made mistakes, and ultimately found himself here. After his success skyrocketed last year behind All American, he released a new mixtape, Crew Cuts, three months ago for free. Both of the aforementioned projects have been decidedly pop-heavy, an intentional move to generate support through his capacity for making pop-friendly songs. While somehow it feels so, it isn’t really a departure from his original sound, just a continued acknowledgement that he values that aspect of his talent as much as any other. Recently, however, he was called into the studio at Fuse with fellow indie-success Kina Grannis, who has earned a large following on YouTube through her covers and, sparsely, originals. Faced with the challenge of writing alongside a talented songwriter, Hoodie turned inward a little more, and the result is one of my favorite Hoodie tracks I’ve heard in years. Like “Cake Boy”, “No Interruption”, and some of his other widely-loved yet hollower releases, it’s catchy, melodic, and sharp — but it’s also reflective, and thus relatable and compelling and all of these other things we love to experience when listening to music. Here’s the live footage from their performance at Fuse.

Mike Stud — Bad Habits (feat. Kinetics & One Love)

Last week Mr. Stud released his new full-length, Relief, which surrounds this terrific song. One Love’s production on it is so unlike anything else on the project, and has his trademark sense of melody that puts me in a state of captivation for hours anytime I hear something new. As for the writing — there’s a reason that anytime Kinetics gets a verse on someone’s track he also does the hook. He has this innate sense of how to both employ the pop potential of any given track, and also capture an emotion or sentiment that is easily accesible with a dash of more depth than the standard radio-destined track. This song just has a great feel, and is a standout from Relief that everyone needs to check out, whether Mike Stud is your cup of tea or not.


Indie | Aer – Take it Wrong

Posted by on March 9, 2013


Aer is back and better than ever with their first release since the release of their album The Bright Side. “Take it Wrong” is the first single off of their upcoming Strangers EP due to be released on March 19th. If this is a taste of what’s to come, their upcoming EP should be their best yet. Be on the look out for the Strangers EP and be sure to catch Aer on tour with Hoodie Allen.

Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | Hoodie Allen – Crew Cuts [Mixtape]

Posted by on February 20, 2013


After releasing videos for “Cake Boy” and “FIFA” in the past weeks, Hoodie Allen’s latest mixtape, “Crew Cuts”, is finally here. It features 11 fresh tracks with a brand new sound, including a handful of great features from the likes of Chance The Rapper, G-Eazy, Shwayze, Jared Evan and more. This is definitely a mixtape you aren’t going to wanna miss. Be sure to catch Hoodie on one of his upcoming tour dates using the link below, and get to know more about him in our “On The Spot” interview after the jump!


DOWNLOAD: Hoodie Allen – Crew Cuts [Mixtape]


Hip-Hop, Pop, Videos | Hoodie Allen – Fame is for Assholes (Video)

Posted by on February 18, 2013

Call me an asshole, but I wouldn’t mind being famous. Either way, Hoodie Allen is doing it right. Hoodie goes back to the Leap Year rapping days on this, and I love it. Chiddy does his thing as always, and drops a few sweet bars. Crew Cuts drops in two days. See you then. I don’t know what happened to our hip-pop tab, but this is definitely hip-pop, so just pretend that’s what it says.