Hoodie Allen isn’t like most rappers. In a lot of ways, he’s more like you than he is 90% of Hip-Hop. For example, while many elite MCs speak on gangerisms and gwop galore, the charmingly goofy Allen opens up his sophomore mixtape/LP Leap Year with lines about eating Mexican food with his would-be wifey. “Kick it with that new girl, eating my Chipotle/Yeah we getting married, I don’t care what them hoes say,” Hoodie rhymes on the chord-heavy “Song For An Actress.” While cutesy and almost deterring, the reality is, the Long Island lyricist speaks to his eyewitness and keeps it both 100 and entertaining along the away.
His genre is neither weed rap nor is it gangsta by any means. Fulfilling his time as a 22-year-old NY resident rapper and entrepreneurial everyman, this modern day Eddie Haskell writes relationship raps, speaking on both fornicating females and friendship fall-outs. Topics we can all relate to, which are fewer and more far between than ever these days. On top of that, the kid carries an exquisite, on & off flow, great beat selection and has gotten twice as good at singing his own hooks since the last go-round.
If you’re looking to get hyphy or heading to the trap, you might want to put Hoodie Allen’s Leap Year on the back-burner. If you’re in a steady relationship, like quality fast food and looking for quality that might be easier to connect with, however, download below and get familiar.
Download — Hoodie Allen — Leap Year Mixtape