|Released||April 10, 2012|
|Produced by||RJF, Peter Thomas|
|Singles|| "No Interruption"|
"No Faith in Brooklyn"
All American is the first solo EP by American rapper and singer Hoodie Allen.
On March 4, 2012, Hoodie announced via Twitter that his upcoming EP would be titled All American. He decided on this title because he credits his success to America, 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 and building tracks from scratch with his producer, RJF, instead of using sampled beats. Regarding the writing process, Hoodie states 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.'"
Release and promotionEdit
The night before the album's release, Hoodie announced that he would personally call every fan that buys the album. All American was released on April 10, 2012 and debuted as the #1 album on iTunes. Over the months of April and May, Hoodie made a 22-stop tour across the US in support of All American, featuring Wax, Jared Evan, 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.
On March 29, 2012, Hoodie released the first single from All American entitled "No Interruption." The music video was posted to YouTube and was featured on the front page the same day. Following the rapid success of the EP, Hoodie released the music video for his second single, "No Faith In Brooklyn" (featuring Jhameel), as a gift to his fans.
|"Lucky Man"||Steven Markowitz, Teddy Rosenthal||Roxpin||2:45|
|"No Interruption"||Markowitz, RJ Ferguson, Carlos St John, Grant Michaels, Amir Salem, Natalie Warner||Ferguson, WNDRBRD||3:35|
|"Eighteen Cool"||Markowitz, Peter Thomas, Jason Weis||Peter Thomas, Jay Vice||3:28|
|"Top of the World"||Markowitz, Rosenthal, Ferguson||Roxpin, Ferguson||3:32|
|"No Faith in Brooklyn" (featuring Jhameel)||Markowitz, Ferguson||Ferguson||3:21|
|"Small Town"||Markowitz, Thomas||Thomas||3:34|
|"High Again"||Markowitz, Ferguson||Ferguson||3:30|
|"Ain't Gotta Work"||Markowitz, Ferguson||Ferguson||3:28|