NEW MUSIC: Hoodie Allen
Steven Markowitz, a.k.a. Hoodie Allen, has got a bomb new album out. It’s called All American, and it’s the 23-year-old rapper’s second EP.
Made famous for his 2010 track, “You Are Not a Robot,” which sampled Marina & the Diamonds’ “I Am Not a Robot,” the Long Island native released his most recent album a couple months ago to rave reviews. It features eight new tracks, and this time around, it’s all him – no samples.
He’s about to start touring the UK this summer and some of his shows have already sold out. The album’s already reached #1 status on iTunes, and it’s been on repeat in my car since it’s April release. It’s rare that I find an album where I like every song, and though I definitely have my favorites, I never find myself skipping over a track.
All American is a title that speaks for itself and this album is just that – a creation that showcases a real, young, American talent who’s already taken the country by storm.
“High Again” is my favorite track followed by “No Interruption,” “No Faith in Brooklyn” and “Ain’t Gotta Work.”