I have been waiting for this FOREVER. Finally, it’s here.
Of course, he did this with much help from RJF, who has proven time and time again he can weave samples in to pure magic. In tandem, the two have churned out another awesome mixtape, albeit with additional production from Hob Hobson and Something Silent (for whom I sadly can’t find links).
In my opinion, Leap Year is only a little bit different from Hoodie’s previous work. Namely, the album is a little less upbeat and energetic (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). However, that’s not to say there aren’t some very peppy tracks on Leap Year. “The Chase Is On”, which was previously featured as a single certainly disproves that. If you need more proof, you need only turn to “Soul On Fire”, which is equally awesome, and one of my favorite tracks on the mixtape.
The less energetic tracks on the album are equally awesome. “You’re Welcome” specifically drew my attention. Can you tell me where you’ve heard the sample before?
“Moon Bounce” is another slower track, and also the only song produced by Something Silent. It might be my favorite song off the project period.
Overall, Leap Year is great. Hoodie Allen managed to break his tempo and tone that some critisized on Pep Rally, while not letting his loyal listeners down. The guys truly loves his music and his fans.
Download: Hoodie Allen – Leap Year (Mixtape)
Check out the back cover art after the jump.