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Single of the Day: Hoodie Allen feat. Ed Sheeran – All About It
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Single of the Day: Hoodie Allen feat. Ed Sheeran – All About It 

Released by: Warner Music Indonesia

Hoodie Allen mungkin bisa menjadi contoh, dimana seorang rapper Amerika Serikat non-kulit hitam yang sukses berkat usahanya sendiri. Setelah barisan mixtape dan juga EP yang dirilis secara mandiri, akhirnya ia bisa merilis album debutnya, “People Keep Talking” tahun lalu dan lumayan sukses di pasaran. Salah satu single milik Hoodie yang terdapat dalam album itu adalah ‘All About It‘ dan istimewanya ia dibantu oleh penyanyi Inggris yang tengah naik daun, Ed Sheeran.

Basically, Hooodie’s rap is more like a singtalk. Jadi masih terdengar seperti bernyanyi ketimbang nge-rap yang konvensional. Dan itu yang mungkin menyebabkan ia mengajak Ed Sheeran untuk membantunya mengerjakan single ini. Singtalk tentunya bukan hal yang aneh lagi, dan gaya tersebutlah yang bisa kita simak saat menyimak Sheeran di dalam ‘All About It’.

Pengaruh pop ala Sheeran jelas mendominasi, dan mempengaruhi gaya bernyanyi (ok, rap) dari Allen. Masalahnya singtalk ala Sheeran masih mengingatkan akan Jason Mraz, yang laidback, slengean, tapi tetap terdengar harmonis. Well, memang Sheeran (masih) carbon copy Mraz sih, jadi tidak heran juga.

Tapi kolaborasi ini cukup asyik untuk disimak kok. ‘All About It’ mengandalkan sisi laidback tadi di tengah degup ritmisnya. Jadi tidak terlalu serius/gelap sebagaimana lagu rap lainnya. Bermain-main dengan lirik yang tidak kalah laidback dan cenderung nakal (baca: too self conscious).

Konsep ini diterjemahkan pula dalam video musiknya. Di antaranya Allen dan Sheeran memakai kostum ala superhero, Hallen yang berlari di atas treadmill, dan memakai pakaian astronot. Menerjemahkan esensi lagunya dengan cukup baik.

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(Haris / CreativeDisc Contributor)

LYRIC
[Hook – Hoodie Allen:]
Cause I got soul and I won’t quit
And your dad don’t like it when I talk my shit
Cause I’m all about it baby
I’m all about it baby
Staying up late just to pass the time
And your parents don’t like it when you’re out getting high
But I’m all about it baby
I’m all about it baby

[Verse 1 – Ed Sheeran:]
I’m not a rapper just a singer with a game plan
I play guitar no need to worry ’bout my Drake hand
80,000 people in front of the stage, damn
Waiting for the sun to shine just to rock these Ray Bans
I just wanna leak shit (what?)
Not literally leak shit
Wanna push the music through the speakers
Double shot glass, I’m in the back of the pub
My mate Jason at the bar screaming “Who want what?”
Now, please be warned
That every song I feature on has capacity to be reborn
I said that anything can happen when I pick up a pen
But now I’m all about love so won’t you say it again
I said I used to be the shy type
Backpack on my back on public transport sort of guy type
Now I’m in the lime light
Tryna get my mind right
Body clock is in the clouds so often guess it’s high time
Hoodie sing the line like

[Hook – Hoodie Allen]

[Verse 2 – Hoodie Allen:]
I’m not a singer, I just rap pretty
So now my fan base is full of Megan’s and Ashley’s
And they’re wondering if there’s room for them to get in my bus
And I’m like, “Naturally, baby, let me find a spot in the front”
For you, and for your friends
You can be mine, we can pretend
Oh, typical rapper actin’ a typical fashion
I’m doing something that’s different
I’m tryin’ to Paula my patent
Young prince of Manhattan, now everybody believe it
Adrien Broner the way I’m ducking and weaving
We go together like interceptions and Revis
She said the only rapper she lovin’ is Yeezus

One for the money
Two people since the beginning
Three million records get sold, not everybody is winning
I’m Larry David plus Miles Davis
So, everybody hating and fuck it, I hardly blame ’em

[Hook – Hoodie Allen]

[Outro – Ed Sheeran (x2):]
And they don’t know anything about us
Or anything about us
Or anything about it
No, no, no

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