E-Class and Young Poppa have been honing their craft as emcees since the ages of nine and four, respectively. Within seven years of spitting their first rhymes, the two became internet Rap sensations known as The Hoodies with their social media freestyle series “In The Whip”. After years of viral success, and three well-received projects, the young Upstate New Yorkers have arrived as seasoned recording artists on their new album Hidden Gems, produced entirely by the legendary Kid Capri. Released today (10/12/2023) on all digital streaming platforms via Asti Love/EMPIRE, the album’s twelve tracks showcase The Hoodies’ impressive wordplay, sharp flows, conceptual songwriting, deep introspection, and unrivaled ferocity over a fervid sound that calls back to the late ‘90s, early 2000s.
Hidden Gems proves that, as Gen Z rappers with a reverence for Hip-Hop’s roots, The Hoodies have what it takes to carry the torch and offer far more than the viral internet moments that helped propel them to stardom. And with hard-hitting beats and scratches from Kid Capri, it serves as the ultimate bridge between generations in Hip-Hop’s 50th year.
“It’s the 50th anniversary of hip-hop so why wouldn’t we bring back that nostalgic boom bap feel? ‘Hidden Gems’ will be the album to restore that classic hip-hop feel back to culture. Real concepts, real lyrics, real life.” – E-Class
“‘Hidden Gems’ is a combination of the old school and new school. The creative process is always easy when we’re working with Capri.” – Young Poppa
Stream/purchase Hidden Gems here.
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