Tuesday, September 21, 2010
From UPENN, the college that brought you the great music minds of Yeasayer, John Legend, The Disco Biscuits and myself (ahem) comes the next thing in hip hop - Hoodie Allen.
Hoodie just dropped his first mixtape Pep Rally, which you can grab free on his site.
His style is reminiscent of Asher Roth, mixed with chopped up indie beats a la Chiddy Bang. The only problem I have with him is there is too much wordplay, and not enough substantive lyrical content. For instance this dude name checks everyone from January Jones to Matt Stover to Mugatu's Derelict Campaign on this mixtape. Yes, for real.
The Pep Rally Mixtape by HoodieAllen