Somewhere between Freestyle Fellowship and Drake, sing-rapping became acceptable. Yet, while not every MC can pull of the vocal juggling, Hoodie Allen proves his lungs are quite capable throughout his latest Americoustic EP.
Featuring reworked versions of six previous fan-favorites, the latest project from this Long Island artist finds Hoodie’s sound expanding horizons behind light guitar riffs and live instrumentation. Even though singing is already part of his portfolio, watching the multifaceted rapper hit high notes in between choppy sixteens atop only his homie’s guitar in this “High Again” video is quite impressive – even if you’re not the biggest fan of the particularly poppy song. However, had the Hoodie Mob leader not offered fans this unique and candid project in the first place, we may never have seen this side of his music.
Whether you like the track or not, do yourself a favor and check Hoodie’s range in the casual visual below. You might just be impressed. If so, download Hoodie Allen’s Amercousitc EP for free or support on iTunes.