May 4, 2012


Hoodie Allen Knows James Franco Has Seen His "James Franco" Video

Hoodie Allen, the Google employee turned social media-savvy rapper, sat down with Fuse's Dan Brown to talk about his new EP All American and the videos that launched his viral stardom. Upon its April release, the EP debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200, a rare feat for an unsigned artist. The rapper discussed his huge "You Are Not A Robot" video, noting, "That video was kind of silly... We were just working on a low budget, makeshift, trying to come up with big ideas with no money. Now we have a little bit more money to spend!"

Asked about signing to a record label, he makes a point to note that he's not against all labels in general. "I'm not anti-label at all," said Allen. "I wanted to prove to people that you can be self-sufficient as an artist, and in anything that you do, and you can find people who connect with you and people who'll support you."

The 23-year-old rapper also waxed on his viral hit "James Franco": "I haven't heard from James Franco, but I'd like to think it's because he's too cool to say anything to me, but he's definitely seen it. I know he has." For more from Hoodie Allen, watch the video above and let us know how you feel about the rapper in the comments!