“Hooray” is pretty much the first word that comes out of my mouth when I get an email from Hoodie Allen with a new track. Here’s what Hoodie has to say about “NY is Killing Me” (download):
Today, I am proud to present you with the second leak off of my upcoming mixtape Leap Year. “NY is Killing Me” tells the story of the love-hate relationship I have with the city that raised me and the creatures that make it so hard to be there and even tougher to leave.
“NY is Killing Me” is a remix of the Jamie XX re-working of the Gil Scott-Heron song of the same name. I hope you enjoy my added perspective to an already killer track and look forward to more music in the coming month.
This isn’t my favorite Hoodie Allen track and doesn’t come close to my top 5 Hoodie Allen tracks. Even though, Hoodie’s vocals aren’t appealing and the beat tastes like week-old pizza, the rapping is dope as always with some interesting lyrics. I respect that Hoodie continues to utilize alternative/indie tracks in putting together dope rap songs.
If you were disappointed by “NY is Killing Me”, here’s the first leak off Hoodie’s upcoming mixtape, Leap Year. Also here’s mashup featuring Hoodie Allen vs Bassnectar vs The Pixies. The track is called “Space Boy” and Hoodie’s rapping over a mix of Bassnectar & The Pixies instrumentals is cool. The last 10 seconds are dope with Hoodie accapella.
Space Boy (Hoodie Allen vs. Bassnectar vs. The Pixies)