Putting a bit more pop into the pop-rap of folks like Asher Roth and Sam Adams, rapper Hoodie Allen went from Internet favorite to charting artist with the release of his 2012 EP All American. Born Steven Markowitz and raised on Long Island, Hoodie was frat-rap from the beginning, having met producer RJF during an Alpha Epsilon Pi-hosted party at the University of Pennsylvania. The two would release the street albums Bagels & Beats and Making Waves and win MTV’s Best Music on Campus Award in 2009, but his big hit came with the 2010 track “You Are Not a Robot,” which sampled Marina and the Diamonds’ hit “I Am Not a Robot” and landed on his popular mixtape Pep Rally. A headlining tour across the U.S. followed before Hoodie made his official debut with the All American EP in 2012. Released on his own label, the EP debuted at number ten on Billboard’s Top Albums, and was followed in 2013 by the acoustic EP Americoustic. His debut album, People Keep Talking, arrived a year later, featuring the singles “Movie” and “Dumb for You” along with guest appearances from Ed Sheeran and Alex Wiley. It climbed to number eight on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and was followed by the EPs All American (2012) and Americoustic (2013). The sophomore effort Happy Camper landed in 2016 and while it only climbed to number 28 on the Billboard 200, it did top the magazine’s rap chart.
N.W.A along with the other inductees will be welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 8th. It has been confirmed that Kendrick Lamar will induct N.W.A into the Rock and Roll hall of fame. It seems appropriate for the fellow Compton rapper to
Singer/actress Bea Miller (born Beatrice Annika Miller) makes passionate, emo-pop-inflected music and is best known for competing on the second season of the reality TV vocal competition The X Factor. A native of Maplewood, New Jersey, Miller began performing at a young age and by her teens had
In 2014, Ja Rule announced that he would be releasing his eighth studio album entitled “Genius Loves Company,” now taking to social media the New York rapper says he has changed the name of the album and states that it will in fact be his last. “My next album will be my best!!!” he wrote,
Proving itself to be one of the premiere platforms for networking and more, The #EntertainmentIndustryMixer August edition took place last night at Katra highlighting some of the dopest brands in the tri-state area. With the party starter DJ N.O. as well as legendary Evil Dee on the 1s and 2s, the
eOne Music and Four Kings Management have announced the posthumous release of hip hop artist Chinx’s nearly-completed debut album, “Welcome to J.F.K.”, on August 14, 2015. A new single from the album, “On Your Body,” was released yesterday. As widely reported, the untimely and tragic
Papoose’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, “You Can’t Stop Destiny”, will be released today. “You Can’t Stop Destiny” finds Pap re-connecting with familiar faces, as he rekindles his undeniable chemistry with DJ Premier, Havoc, Ron Browz, Amadeus and his better half Remy Ma, while
Earlier this year, a die-hard Selena fan named Patty Rodriguez started an online petition on change.org asking MAC for a line inspired by her idol, which drew thousands of supporters. This dream has come to fruition. The late Selena Quintanilla is getting her own makeup line, MAC Cosmetics