stop, hoodie time

party with your friends

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A boy from Brooklyn makes all his dreams come true. Every time he walks out on to that stage, thouhoodie-allen-tickets_11-21-13_3_51f17ce1c9c04sands of eyes are locked on him. He begins to rap and the crowd goes wild. The crowd is thrilled. We are sharing one of those moments with each other. It’s that moment when he stops and holds to mic out, for everyone to rap to his lyrics. That’s the moment. It’s defines everything, and you know what for this guy it happens at every one of his shows. If you haven’t guessed by now, I am talking about Hoodie Allen.

Last night I had the opportunity to attend my third Hoodie show. Just like the first, it was incredible…absolutely breathtaking. This guy, puts on a show like nothing I’ve seen before. I try my hardest not to like him as much as I do, but I can’t help it. I love what he stands for. I love the beats, granted the lyrics are getting a little shotty, but over all he remembers his fans (especially the ones who were with him when he had nothing) and he’s gracious.  I remember standing in a room with maybe 200 other devoted fans the first time I saw him take stage. This time there were easily thousands (2,200) of people dancing with me and singing along at his sold out show. I am amazed at what he has done and where he will be going with his music career.

Like he said last night to all of his loyal fans who have been with him since the beginning, this one’s for you (sidebar, I thought he was going to go old school, no he went two years ago when he was just getting big– I wish he would have played Long Island Iced Tea for all the fans from the beginning, instead he played one of my favs, take a listen)

acoustic v instruments

an open letter

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*disclaimer- this is an open letter and a rant, so get out while you cant before you are in too deep.

To Whom it May Concern:

How can you possibly think that his music is better acoustic? I’m sorry is the Pope Catholic? Are you listening with your ears? Let’s take a step back to the 1st grade and put on our listening ears.

Are you actually listening to the words of the music, to the sick beats in the background? Let me ask you this—why are you listening to him? Does he put you in a good mood, lift your spirits, bring you down? Is he making you dance?

This man is amazing. Behind his lyrics are his beats, maybe he personally doesn’t mix them all on his own, but the beats make the tunes. The beats make your soul move. Jamming to him is one of my favorite things to do, and you’re killing it for me. I don’t even think you’re listening to his music or me.

If we’re going to be friends this needs to be a give-a-little-take-a-little relationship. But this is just one thing I absolute without a doubt cannot budge on.

With All My Love
Yours truly,

Kendal Ann

Guys, I need your help. I need some reassurance. This man is the most miraculous gift, puny, awesome, dangerously good-looking, and wicked down to earth. Let me introduce you to my friend, Hoodie Allen. Hoodie has been making his dreams a reality for years now. He is one of the most respectable and admirable people.

I need your opinion. Maybe it will kill me to hear that you actually like all of his acoustic better than his regular beats, and that’s fine. Honestly, like what you like. I just want to get his name out there even more than it is now.

Take a listen and tell me which you prefer.

Original Version

Acoustic Version

*disclaimer– please read the follow from Hoodie. This is why I respect him so much. He stepped out of his comfort zone and wanted to go where no rapper has gone before. I appreciate that.