Hip-Hop, Videos | Hoodie Allen – Cake Boy (Prod. by !llmind)

Posted by on February 11, 2013

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It’s been nearly a year since Hoodie Allen carved his niche in the wildly diverse music industry with the release of his chart topping EP, All American.  Since, Hoodie has been working tirelessly on his next album, Crew Cuts, which will be a free, full length release on February 20th.  Hoodie has said this will be his “most diverse and interesting project to date” and his first single, “Cake Boy,” proves just that.  The self dubbed, “braggadocios, lyrical tongue twister produced by legendary hip hop producer !llmind” will invite you to live out the fantasy life of a cupcake delivery boy…surrounded by a crew of HB10’s.  Hoodie tells me, if you like sexy girls and you like the Food Network; this is your music video. Hoodie Mob, will you be feastin’ on this freebie?

Video directed by Jakob Owens & D-WHY.  Oh yeah, I see you @RadicalSomething!


iTunes: Hoodie Allen – Cake Boy (Prod. by !llmind)

Hip-Hop, Pop | Jared Evan – Letters [Music Video]

Posted by on January 4, 2013

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In a saturated digital age, we sometimes forget the power of pen on papyrus.  In his heartwarming track off his 2012 EP, The 4th Chapter, the NYC native Jared Evan pours his heart onto the paper illustrating his emotions in the form of “Letters”.  Coming clean through his gravitating vocals, the multi talented musician reminds us he is a rapper at heart, dropping the third verse in rap form, reiterating his feelings through his newly scripted letters.

There’s a lot on the horizon for Jared.  I can tell you for certain he has a joint project on the way with Statik Selektah titled “Boom Bap & Blues” along with some collaborative work with Hoodie Allen and likely another original, solo project.


Free Download: Jared Evan – Letters

Previous Free Download: Jared Evan – Charlie Brown (Remix) ft. Emilio Rojas, Wax, & Tayyib Ali

Electro, Mainstream Remix | Hoodie Allen — Small Town (SmarterChild Remix)

Posted by on September 27, 2012

I don’t generally dabble in anything outside of the hip-hop hemisphere, but SmarterChild hit me with this remix to one of the more ardent tracks from Hoodie Allen’s latest EP, “Small Town,” and he fantastically manipulates it into a electro jam. For Hoodie and EDM-heads alike, this is a sure crowd and party-pleaser, with a hearty dose of electronic riffs and yet still a strong residue of the original.


Featured, Hip-Hop, Interviews, Videos | On The Spot Interview with Hoodie Allen [FNT Exclusive]

Posted by on May 20, 2012

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I caught up with Hoodie Allen in Minneapolis, MN and took a few minutes to give him my “On The Spot” interview. Hoodie was definitely a good match for this style, all his answers were thoughtful and more than a simple yes or no. Aside from the interview, the show was amazing and I was surprised at how many people came out. If it wasn’t sold-out it was definitely very close. He puts on a awesome performance and has a band with him to rock out. I thought it was cool that he covered multiple popular radio hits that everyone knew the words to. That way if your friend had you come along and familiar with much of his music, you could still sing along. The remainder of this tour in the US is sold-out, but for those in the UK and Ireland you can still get tickets here.

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Albums, Hip-Hop | Hoodie Allen – All American (EP)

Posted by on April 9, 2012


How can one not root for Hoodie Allen? The man graduated from UPENN, worked for google, and yet he decided to drop his seemingly set lifestyle to pursue his dream of making music. This is the first we’ve heard of Hoodie since his awesome mixtape from last year, Leap Year, and it goes above and beyond anything I thought. What makes Hoodie so appealing as an artist is not only his catchy beats and choruses, it’s his wordplay. To me, he is up there with Danny Brown and Das Racist(KOOL A.D. & HEEMS) as one the wittiest rappers out right now. It seems as if the mans brain is just one big encyclopedia of pop culture references. His style is so carefree and fun and it just makes us crave more and more of this New Yorker. Since Hoodie is truly the nicest guy in the bidness today(my opinion), he is taking time out of his day to personally call each person who buys the EP to thank them for their contribution and support, if you don’t believe me check this out. So if you want to talk to Hoodie or just support good music and a guy who deserves some respect and acknowledgment, I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU BUY THIS. Hoodie congrats!

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Hip-Hop, Pop | Hoodie Allen – No Interruption [Video]

Posted by on March 29, 2012

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There comes a time and place for every successful artist to break into the iTunes market.  100k FB fans, 45k Twitter followers, three mixtapes, and one free EP later, the very deserving Hoodie Allen releases the first single off his upcoming EP, All American, due out April 10th with an official iTunes release.

“So this is something completely new for me. I’ve built most of my following online based around 2 ideas –1. free mixtapes and 2. creative use of sampling. With this new project, I’ve worked really hard to expand upon the sound that my fans love while actually creating all the songs from scratch.” – Hoodie Allen

After listening to this new single and watching the video, it’s evident that Hoodie’s “No Interruption” promise runs deeper than his relationships.  Locking himself in the studio, this completely original track features production from RJF and WNDRBRD, the whitty rhymes we’re used to, and one heck of a hook.  It sounds like someone has been taking vocal lessons… #AllAmerican

Purchase on iTunes: Hoodie Allen – No Interruption (Prod. by RJF and WNDRBRD)

Below is another mix Brenton Duvall released earlier this week of Hoodie’s “Moon Bounce” off Leap Year.  Take this one for free after you buy “No Interruptions”.

Hoodie Allen – Moon Bounce (Brenton’s Hotel Drum Refix)

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Hip-Hop, Videos | Hoodie Allen – James Franco (Music Video)

Posted by on October 31, 2011

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I’m a little late on these visuals, but Hoodie Allen dropped the first piece of work since the release of his second mixtape, Leap Year.  One of the more popular tracks off the project was in fact “James Franco”, which you can see the video for above.  Franco in your FACE!

DOWNLOAD: Hoodie Allen – James Franco