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All American
All American
Released April 10, 2012
Recorded 2011, 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 27:13
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.

BackgroundEdit

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.

SinglesEdit

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.

GalleryEdit

Track listingEdit

Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
"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

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