Hoodie Allen is a Rap Artist hailing from Long Island, New York. HoodieÂ 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.Â 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 othersÂ 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.
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