People Keep Talking
Label: Hoodie Allen LLC
"I don't think I'm ever gonna act my age," says Hoodie Allen. His second album depicts a world with no real consequences for actions, except maybe a broken heart or two. It's the rap life, except it's happening in the suburbs, and as he puts it, "The way we blowing up is like a Michael Bay movie." He sings more than he raps, and has modest skills in the latter department, as shown on "Show Me What You're Made Of." There are some decent melodies on "Won't Mind" and "Overtime." His duet with Ed Sheeran on "All About It" sounds like a potential pop hit, which seems to be the point here.