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. Website Steven Adam Markowitz (born on August 19, 1988), better known by his Hoodie Allen, is an American rapper from. After graduating from the, he began working at Google before ultimately quitting to pursue a music career full-time. In 2012, he released his first official EP titled which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. In October 2014, Hoodie officially released his debut studio album, which was successful with first week sales of over 30,000 along with a debut position of No. 8 on the Billboard 200.
Hoodie followed up on his success in January 2016 and released his second studio album, Happy Camper. Contents. Early life Steven Markowitz was born on and raised in a household in along with his brother, Daniel. He started writing lyrics as a child, and would perform raps for his friends at house parties.
Markowitz first attended the in, and later attended. While attending the University of Pennsylvania, he pledged the fraternity. He also played as defensive back for the Penn's sprint football team. After graduating in 2010 with a degree in marketing and finance, he worked at as an AdWords associate in their Standardized AdWords Reseller Training (START) program. He would leave at 7AM for a bus ride to the in, work a full day at Google, return home at 6PM, write songs, answer fan emails, and schedule concerts until 2 or 3 AM. Reflecting on this, Allen said, 'I was moving so fast, and even while I was at Google there was so much going on that I felt like I was doing two full-time jobs.'
His dream and passion was music, so when he got opportunities to do live shows, he decided to leave Google. Career 2009–12: Beginnings and Leap Year Hoodie Allen originally was the duo of Steve Markowitz and Obey City (Samuel Obey, a childhood friend) on vocals and production, respectively. The name came about because Steven's nickname growing up was 'Hoodie,' and he wanted a name that 'would stick in peoples' minds and be a little bit funny and representative of who I am' so a play off of famed filmmaker was settled on. Steve and Obey's first two releases were the Bagels & Beats EP and Making Waves mixtape.
These earned Hoodie a nomination for 's Best Music on Campus Award in 2009. The single 'UPENN Girls' also received notable attention. However, in 2010 Obey City ceased to produce in Hoodie for unknown reasons, and Steve continued making music with RJ Ferguson (aka RJF), giving himself the name Hoodie Allen.
In June 2010, he released 'You Are Not a Robot,' which sampled 'I Am Not a Robot' by and which hit No. 1 on, an aggregator that collects the most-blogged about music in the world.
After seeing the response, he spent the summer working, and finished his mixtape by September. The album was largely produced by RJF, and sampled songs from, and. He picked the name 'Pep Rally' because he said that it 'captured the energy of the record' and something 'new and exciting.' He self-financed a video for the lead single 'You Are Not A Robot,' which helped the mixtape get downloaded over 200,000 times. In July 2011, Hoodie released his third mixtape, Leap Year. It reached 250,000 plays in its first week of release.
In support of the album, Hoodie headlined a 15-city tour across North America, including stops in, and, with supporting act Fortune Family opening on several venues. Previously, he had toured with, and. 2012: All American. Main article: On March 4, 2012, Hoodie announced via Twitter that he would be releasing his first EP, titled. He decided on this title because he credited his success to freedom in the, because he felt the songs showcased his best music to date, and because of a hometown restaurant with the same title. Hoodie spent five months developing the album, building tracks from scratch with his producer, RJF, rather than using sampled beats. Regarding the writing process, Hoodie stated that, 'I would describe it as liberating.
It was like, 'Okay, I hear this idea in my head, I hear these original ideas, and I'm putting them and piecing them together.' ' On March 29, 2012, Hoodie released the first single from All American entitled 'No Interruption,' as well as its music video. The music video for his second single on All American, titled 'No Faith In Brooklyn (feat. Jhameel),' was released on April 9.
All American was released on April 10, 2012, and debuted as the No. 1 album on and at No. Over the months of April and May, Hoodie made a 22-stop tour across the US in support of All American, featuring rapper, and others varied from show to show.
On March 23, 2012, Hoodie hinted at an upcoming announcement of a 'UK tour for June,' and officially announced the four dates on April 19 via Facebook. The I Work Better In The UK Tour was his first time performing overseas. The Excellent Adventure Tour, which featured, began on September 7, 2012. He later announced six more dates at which he would tour. 2013: Crew Cuts and Americoustic On February 11, 2013, premiered the music video for 'Cake Boy,' the first single off of Hoodie's upcoming mixtape. The single was later released on iTunes for purchase.
A week later, the music video for 'Fame Is For Assholes' (abbreviated FIFA) premiered on YouTube which features rapper. Hoodie commented, 'I wanted to write a track that mixed a classic doo-wop vibe with the more upbeat hip-hop style that my fans have come to love.' To promote his new music, Hoodie embark on his Cruisin' USA Tour with Aer and which began on March 5, 2013., instead of Aer, accompanied Hoodie on his Boston, Philly, and NYC shows. During the Cruisin' USA Tour, Hoodie had his fans chant that they wanted to see him on.
Leading up to, Hoodie started the hashtag '#GetHoodieAllenOnFallon' on Twitter to rally his fans along with a YouTube video directed at Fallon. After trending worldwide, Fallon replied the night of the concert asking to speak with Hoodie. He continued touring through the year with many performances through the summer at college campuses and other venues. In September he went to Europe for his Fake ID and a Passport Tour. Hoodie performed his new single 'Make It Home' on alongside which was released nationally on Hoodie's YouTube and on Fuse TV on April 30. The studio version of the single was released onto iTunes on May 15, 2013, where it reached the top ten of the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap charts.
On July 30, 2013, Hoodie released the music video for 'No Interruption (Acoustic)'. His acoustic EP Americoustic was released on August 13, 2013, and reached No. 1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap album chart and No. 4 on the iTunes overall albums chart despite it also being available for free download. The EP's guitar work was composed, recorded and produced by guitarist Matt Wentworth.
2014: People Keep Talking. Main article: The lead single off of Hoodie's debut studio album, was released on May 7, 2014, titled 'Show Me What You're Made Of.'
It premiered along with its music video, which parodied the film, and featured fellow rapper D-WHY and from. The single was made available for purchase on iTunes and debuted as the No. 2 song overall. Hoodie then made his television debut on playing an acoustic version of 'Show Me What You're Made Of' after a short interview on May 15. To promote the album, Hoodie went on a world tour titled People Keeping Talking World Tour, this included shows in the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia, featuring artists and. The tour began on October 29, 2014, at the in, and ran into June 2015.
After tweeting to bassist about touring together, it was announced that Hoodie would be a special guest on the with co-headliners and. 2016–present: Happy Camper and The Hype On January 22, 2016, Hoodie released his second studio album, Happy Camper. Leading up to its release, the eighth track, 'Champagne and Pools' (featuring and KYLE), and the album's lead single, 'Are U Having Any Fun?' (featuring Meghan Tonjes), were released. The lead single was also accompanied by its music video which followed the style of a video game similar to. Although the album was released for free, Happy Camper was also made available for download on iTunes peaking at No. 2 on the overall albums chart.
On September 29, 2017, he released his third studio album, The Hype. Acting Career Hoodie has appeared in four videos with the team since March 3, 2011. He made his CollegeHumor debut as Amir's rap teacher in 'Jake and Amir / Rap Teacher (With Hoodie Allen)' and returned to that role three more times in videos titled 'Jake and Amir / Rap Teacher 2 (with Hoodie Allen)', 'Jake and Amir / Rap Teacher 3 (with Hoodie Allen)', and 'Jake and Amir / Jake and Amir Finale Part 5: The Auditions'. Reception In July 2011, Hoodie cracked the Top 10 of s Uncharted Territory.
For the week of August 5, 2011, he was No. 2 on Billboards Uncharted Territory, with Billboard noting that his 'growing popularity is undeniable.' On April 10, 2012, Hoodie's All American EP went to No. 1 on the iTunes charts within hours of its release. All American also debuted at No.
10 on 's Top Albums and was featured on its hip-hop and R&B column, The Juice. Discography Studio albums List of albums, with selected chart positions Title Album details Peak chart positions. Released: October 14, 2014. Label: Self-released. Format:, 8 2 2 24 65 68.
Released: January 22, 2016. Label: Self-released. Format: 28 2 1 55 — — The Hype. Released: September 29, 2017. Label: Self-released. Format: 166 — — — — — '—' denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.
Extended plays Title Album details Peak chart positions. Released: April 10, 2012. Label: Self-released.
Formats: 10 3 2 18 64 Americoustic. Released: August 13, 2013. Label: Self-released.
Formats: 28 — 4 — — All About It EP. Alternative European release to People Keep Talking.
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