Hoodie Allen

Hoodie Allen is a Rap Artist hailing from Long Island, New York. Hoodie  writes great “Pop” songs with intelligent lyrics and is able to serve them up to you with perfect cadence and with a style all to his own. Hoodie has been super busy lately touring in support of his most recent mixtape “Pep Rally” and we were lucky enough to get a few minutes with him to snag an interview. Hope you enjoy!


Daily Unsigned: Hoodie Allen? Is that a nickname? Is there a story behind your name?

Hoodie: Yes, Hoodie is a nickname and I kind of adapted it all to a little tongue-in-cheek pun. It just stuck.

Daily Unsigned: Describe your process of writing? What influences and inspiration do you pull from when writing and crafting your songs? Do you make the beats first and then lyrics?

Hoodie: I feel like I’m constantly writing and hearing melodies. I’ll sit down and jot it out but much of the process does start by being inspired by a beat I have and then going from there.  I just write about what I’m feeling–what’s
on my mind? Usually freestyling to the beat will conjur up a melody or an
idea that sticks and then I run with it.

Daily Unsigned: Have you ever performed at a real high school pep rally? And would you?

Hoodie Allen: I haven’t but I would haha I know that my own high school played my music during their pep rally this year which was funny.

Daily Unsigned: If you could do a song collaboration with anyone, who would it be and why?

Hoodie Allen: Can I take the production efforts of Mark Ronson and guest vocals from Amy Winehouse? Right now that’d be fresh to me.

Daily Unsigned: What was the song that broke you out? What started the hype around Hoodie Allen?

Hoodie: In June, I released a song called “You Are Not A Robot” and that was the catalyst for everything that followed.

Daily Unsigned: What are your future plans for 2011?

Hoodie Allen: Being the king of content. New music, a lot more visuals, a lot more shows. Let people really get a better picture of who I am and where I want to fit in the music world.

Daily Unsigned: As an up and coming emerging artist, what advice can you lend to others  following the same career path as you?

Hoodie: DON’T DO IT! Nah I’m kidding. Be passionate, don’t get frustrated and do what you believe in and eventually it will get it’s proper shine.

Fresh: Look At What We Started

Link: www.myspace.com/hoodieallen

Contact: [email protected]