February 20, 2013 No comments yet
New Hoodie Allen and I’m already hooked. Honestly as soon as he announced he was releasing new music, I was all can’t wait! (Bart Scott voice) and for good reason: Hoodie consistently releases fun, pop-culture infused songs backed by undeniable infectious tunes that I can just never get enough of. And leave it to Hoodie Allen to come as far as he has come – his self-released All American went #1 on iTunes within hours of it’s relead and debuted at #10 on Billboard’s Top Albums , selling out venues on his upcoming Cruisin’ USA tour – he releases a mixtape for FREE. Hoodie gets it. I read all these articles about the ever-changing music business, but Hoodie knows it’s all about the fans. Create good music and the fans will come. They will buy your music whenever they can. They will come to your shows. Hoodie started from the bottom (sorry Drake, Degrassi doesn’t count) and built his name and his music up by surrounding himself with people he trusted and working his ass off. That is how it’s done.
In the end though, it’s really about the music and Hoodie’s Crew Cuts will not disappoint his fans. Full of great features (bff G-Eazy, Skizzy Mars, Chiddy, Chance the Rapper, Moosh and Twist, Shwayze and upcoming tour-mate Jared Evan), Hoodie is reaching out to create something new and fresh. Crew Cuts is honest. Hoodie reflects on the kids who he was never friends with in high school coming to his shows now and bragging that they knew him, but on songs like “Where Do We Go Now” is also looking forward to what’s next. 24 is a weird age – you’re way out of college and you’ve had your first job or two and you’re really trying to decide what it is exactly you want and I get the feeling that is what this album is out. That’s what is so cool about Hoodie – he just feels like one of us. He may not be sure but with a talent for making great music filled with great hooks, Hoodie’s fan base will only continue to grow along with him it’s such a cool thing to be a part of.
Album highlights: “Fame Is For Assholes” “Casanova” and “Where Do We Go Now” (Feel the love for Bino and Brenton Duvall shoutout so kewt but where is the love for MJF Hoodie…)