Rap and Hip Hop artist Hoodie Allen, born Steven Adam Markowitz, was born in Plainview, New York on August 19, 1988.
He was very interested in rap music as a child, and this pushed him to begin writing lyrics. He would whet his performance desires by performing the raps at various house parties attended by he and his friends.
Originally, Hoodie Allen worked in the ADworlds department, which was part of Google. After a full day of work, he’d shift focus to his music. He’d head home and put his energy towards writing songs, scheduling concerts, and keeping up communication with his various fans. He’d then turn around and start getting ready to go right back to work the next day. He kept this up until he finally got an opportunity to focus on his music full time.
At first, Hoodie Allen was a duo act. It consisted of Steve and his friend Samuel. Samuel stopped producing for Hoodie Allen in 2010, however, and now Hoodie Allen is simply a solo artist.
Hoodie Allen has announced plans for a 2016 tour in order to support his new EP ‘Happy Camper’. This tour kicks off February 4th, starting in Portland, OR. This tour will be joined by special guests SuperDuperKyle and Blackbear.