I was always a casual fan of Hoodie Allen. In all honesty, I was most interested in his music last summer when he released a track called “Nolan Ryan” that led to his beef with fellow rapper Mike Stud. It was fun for the fans to watch them release track after track back and forth, but I know it wasn’t fun for them. Trust me, I’ve been there.
One year later, a friend of mine looks on my Spotify and asks me who Hoodie Allen is. I told her: “He’s a white, Jewish rapper…play No Interruption, his best song.” She heard it and later asked to replay it. It was at that moment that I realized I should probably listen to Hoodie Allen and find more of his songs if the girls like his music.
I listened to his album “People Keep Talking” and his mixtape “Crew Cuts” and I really enjoyed a bunch of the tracks. On “Crew Cuts”, Hoodie features some of the artists I listen to regularly: OCD, Skizzy Mars, and G-Eazy. There’s a song called “Get It On the Low” on his album that I’ve been listening to this week. I can see why Hoodie Allen’s fan base consists mostly of teenage girls and college students, but perhaps his music is for you. Give it a listen below and let me know what you think. You can also let Hoodie know what you think via Twitter because he responds to almost all of his fans regularly.
“Nobody compares…when I think about the world and I think about the girls in it” – @hoodieallen