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Concert Preview: Hoodie Allen transcends ‘independent’ with new album ‘The Hype’

*Photo courtesy of Steven Taylor

Independent hip-hop artist Hoodie Allen has been making waves with his unique blend of singing intertwined with rapping since 2009, has seen three studio albums with the Billboard charts in the United States, has toured in support of pop-rock legends Fall Out Boy, and has built a highly passionate fan base: all without the help of a record label.

The New York rapper has been busy over the last month, selling out venues in support of his third studio album The Hype, in which he allowed his fans to choose songs from all of his releases in order to craft the set list for the shows. He will be wrapping up the U.S. leg of the tour within the next month, before heading to Europe to finish out the tour.

Hoodie Allen has never been shy to collaborate with artists across genres, having done work with Ed Sheeran, blackbear, and most recently pop-punk powerhouses State Champs, in a successful attempt to appeal to a diverse audience, which has seemed to work out in his favor through the years.

Acentric Magazine writer and photographer Robert Sherman will be out at the Detroit stop of The Hype tour, which will be his first performance in the city since early in 2016.

Check out part two of Hoodie Allen’s “The Hype World Tour” documentary, The Hype Life, before coverage of his Detroit show drops on Acentric Magazine.

 

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