Hoodie Allen, a rapper most popular among college kids, will perform for free at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the HUB’s Alumni Hall to kick off this year’s Student Programming Association concert series.
Born and raised in New York City, Allen was writing song lyrics since he was a boy. He won MTV’s Best Music on Campus Award in 2009 while attending the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating in 2010, he balanced a budding music career with a job with Google, releasing a slew of mixtapes to slowly grow his popularity. His first big hit, “No Interruption,” came in March 2012 , and that was quickly followed by another successful track in “No Faith In Brooklyn.” When “All-American,” the album those songs were on, came out in April 2012, it debuted at No. 1 on iTunes and No. 10 on Billboard, cementing Allen’s place in the music scene.
Since then, Allen dropped his “Americoustic” album in 2013 and began his Hanging With Hoodie tour in 2014. His next album, “Keep People Talking,” is slated for an October release. With Allen, SPA continues to reel in big names for free — over the last three years, we’ve got to see Timeflies, Imagine Dragons, and fun. with no pain for our wallets.