Hoodie Allen has gone acoustic.
The Long Island rapper unveiled the acoustic version of “No Interruption” today, while also announcing that he will release a six-song EP “Americoustic” Aug. 13 and a national tour starting Oct. 19 in Buffalo and closing Nov. 29 at Roseland Ballroom. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, though Allen will offer a special pre-sale through his website tomorrow.
“I wanted to come up with an idea for a summer EP that fit the vibe and energy of my music, but something unique that I'd never seen a rapper do before,” Allen said in a statement.
True to his community-building ethic, Allen plans to offer “Americoustic” for sale on iTunes and for free through Soundcloud. When Allen used the same strategy in February for his “Crew Cuts” album, the single “Fame Is for [Expletive]” still managed to crack the Top 10 on iTunes’ hip-hop charts, even though fans could get it for free. That’s how much his fans, known as the Hoodie Mob, want to support him.
Shortly after he released the video, #NoInterruptionAcoustic started trending on Twitter. And the song has reached the Top 60 on iTunes hip-hop chart, even though it's available for free, only hours after its release.
Click here for the "No Interruption (Acoustic)" video. Warning: There are expletives.
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