It’s becoming impossible to talk about this brand of hip-hop without at least mentioning Chiddy Bang, so I’m gonna go ahead and get that out of the way. Now that we’ve got that out there in the open, here is Hoodie Allen‘s newest joint “Words of Wisdom”. It samples Two Door Cinema’s “Undercover Martyn” and it’s from the upcoming Pep Rally, which will be heavy on samples (most likely indie rock/pop samples).

The joint is smooth, the production is executed by RJF perfectly, flipping that sample into a clean, laid back, mood setting beat. The only downside for me is that Hoodie Allen sometimes walks a fine line between cool and corny. At times, Hoodie seems to force bad grammar because that’s what rappers do. He opens the song with stereotypical spoken phrases like “Lemme drop that” and while listening, I wonder if there’s a gap between Hoodie the person and Hoodie the rapper. Maybe it’s just the name. It’s too early to say at this point, but overall I believe that Hoodie Allen is onto a good thing. I’m looking forward to hearing more from Pep Rally.

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