Hoodie Allen is an up-and-coming MC from New York City with a taste for 90's beats, a chill flow, and a remarkable work ethic. He released the 11 track Pep Rally Mixtape just a mere 10 months ago and he is not done yet. On Tuesday, at 12:00pm EST, the new album Leap Year was released for free download on his personal website.
As a long time fan of his music and a follower of his Twitter account, I was downloading at 12:00:01 pm. Now I have to be completely honest about my interest in Hoodie's music and progress as an artist. First off, he is an alumni of my new school, so that in itself merits some interest. But beyond that, this is a guy that studied business, not music, and had a post-college job at Google which he then left for a music career. That is pretty much item by item the way I want to proceed into a music career. Studying engineering is amazing and it is a great career to fall back on if the whole music thing doesn't work out, but seeing artists like Hoodie Allen make it big is both a) inspiring and b) motivating for folks like me who are just getting started. Alright, so enough about me and more about the album itself.
Leap Year distinct
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Leap Year by Hoodie Allen
Oh yeah, a quick note about the review. I made the effort to detail what I enjoyed from each song for the artist himself. You see, Hoodie tweeted me back when I announced that I finished taking notes on the album and would be working on this review. Take a look:
|This means we practically hang out on the weekends...right?|
Hopefully both you readers and Hoodie enjoyed it. Let me know what you think below in the comments.