Making Waves
Making Waves
Released October 21, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 33:58
Produced by Obey City

Making Waves is the debut mixtape by duo Steven Markowitz and Samuel Obey while under the name Hoodie Allen.

Background and releaseEdit

Hoodie Allen was originally a music duo of childhood friends Steven Markowitz and Samuel Obey who both grew up in Long Island, New York. Steven's professional name was Steven Witz and Samuel's was Obey City. Witz did vocals while Obey City did production.[1] They released their first EP titled Bagels and Beats EP sometime in early 2009. Then they released their first mixtape Making Waves on October 21, 2009. These works earned them a mtvU nomination for Best Music on Campus in 2009.


This Is Book's Music said the mixtape had "ways of dropping good raps with a fun vibe" and that Hoodie Allen was "down with getting their raps and rhymes down, but don’t mind mixing it up with a bit of soul flavor."[2]

Track listingEdit

Title Producer Length
"Don't Look Down" Obey City 2:41
"Chasing My Dream" Obey City 3:21
"Turn The City" Obey City 3:45
"Making Waves" Obey City 3:24
"Figure It Out" Beat Royalty 3:31
"Day Dreamin'" Obey City 3:11
"Friend Zone" Sifunk & Garmunkel 3:32
"Eddie Haskell" Obey City 2:30
"Passing Me By in '09" (featuring Illustrate) Jswift 4:39
"Look Up" Obey City 3:24