Hoodie Allan – Happy Camper Review

This is a great project because it combines fast paced lyricism with more original sounding instruments instead of machines. Hoodie Allan may not be totally breaking out of the mould, but he is separating himself from the pack.

The production is great with beats that don’t overpower the artist. Each is individual and is actually fairly easy listening despite the pace. Maybe some more variation in the sounds could show that Hoodie Allan can work with more of a range of styles, but he has selected backings he works well over for this track list.

The lyricism is great with Allan using a range of techniques to tell these small personal stories. He weaves clear imagery through clever wordplay that allows a lot of detail to be transferred to the listener. There are no real issues with his lyricism and Hoodie should try and keep this level of quality throughout his future works.

The features add another dimension to this work by being mostly softer or singing guests. Each brings a lot of effort that helps keep this project interesting and cohesive. Some more hard hitting rap features could give more of a balanced project but actually it is nice to hear a slightly softer and more emotional side of rap.

Overall, this is a great project for those who love the art of rap as well as story telling. Hoodie Allan has made a project that is a joy to listen to and he should be commended for it.

Hoodie Allen – People Keep Talking Review

This is a good album for listeners who enjoy a more kicked back approach to Hip Hop with some higher energy tracks thrown in to the mix. There is a lot of emotion in this project but it is not overbearing and trying to force you into feeling any certain way.

The production is excellent and works well with Hoodie Allen’s style of rap. It is all smooth and finely crafted while also utilising some interesting sounds and noises to great effect. It is possible some more beats with higher tempos and more of a club vibe could help make this slightly more appealing to a wider audiance but there is no doubt to the effectiveness of this set of beat selections.

The lyricism is good and helps to make this the project it is. While not of it is made to be really hard hitting, it is all clever and weaved well into the rhyme schemes that make you think as you enjoy them.  Some more lyrics that come across as more aggressive could help show Hoodie Allen as a more rounded rapper, but he does well what what he has produced here.

The features are great and help bring a new dimension to the album. Each brings good effort and great verses to thier tracks which really helps show the chemistry that Hoodie Allen can have with others in the industry. Some more features who are further out of the field than those used could have made a couple more interesting moments but there are no let downs on the guests end.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable album which is suitable for almost all listeners. It stays a healthy distance from the generic content and starts to make headway into newer, less explored areas. Hoodie Allen should have a long and prosperous career in Hip Hop but it could depend on how long he can keep exploring those areas.