A: I've been making music since I was about 15 (I'm 21 now) and I don't know if I'm quite "in the music industry" I just love making music and it's great to see people be receptive to it and enjoy what I doMusic & Babes: Interview with Hoodie Allen
Q: Why don’t you start us off by telling us about your background, and how you got started in the music industry.A: Completely inspired growing up by Outkast, Beastie Boys, and Mos Def. That's what made me fall in love with hip hop.
Q. Any musical inspirations? Who are your favorite rappers or any other musical
artists of all time?A: Amy Winehouse. I think she's an incredible talent.
Q. One person to feature on one of your tracks. Who would it be?
Q. What’s next for Hoodie Allen, upcoming albums, singles, mixtapes?A: I will be releasing a few more songs in anticipation of my free mixtape, Pep Rally, due out sometime this Fall very very soon.A: Kelly Brook, you're welcome
Q. Who should be MnB’s next babe of the month, a.k.a, Ms. September?A: I love Marina's album The Family Jewels and wanted to see if I could pay homage to it the only way I know how, which is to put my own spin on it so I sampled the song and "You Are Not A Robot" was born. The attention received was way more than I could have ever imagined.
Q. What was the process in making your hit song, and my personal favorite, You Are Not A Robot? How did you decide that you wanted to sample Marina & The Diamonds?
Q. Both You Are Not a Robot and Words of Wisdom have peaked at #1 on the Hype Machine. Thinkin Threepeat? Are there any songs in the process that you have in mind?A: From your mouth, to hype machine's ears, lets get that threepeatA: I believe that it is confirmed I will be playing a show with Chris Webby on October 2 in NYC at Webster Hall. Excited to play at such a great venue!
Q. Are you thinking about/planning on touring the New Jersey/New York area sometime soon? I’ve heard rumors your doing a show with Webby in NY. Any truth?A: Just thanks to everyone who have been downloading the music and I hope I get to perform in your city soon
Q. Alright Hoodie, thanks for your time, and be sure to let us know when you’re dropping some fresh tracks. Do you have any last words for our viewers at MnB?
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