The Hoodies are a hip-hop group from Ellenville, New York​. It consists of two brothers: E-Class (the older brother, Eben) and Young Poppa (the younger brother, Umar).

The Hoodies grew up in Ellenville, New York​, a small town 90 minutes from New York City​. Their mother, Tiffany, listened to hip-hop all the time, which eventually transpired to them to live within the hip-hop culture, as well.

They came up with their name “Hoodies” after Trayvon Martin​ was killed. They believed that urban youth were being targeted for wearing hoodies. They decided right then and there to stand up and represent something that was perceived negatively and creating a positive spin on it.

Vocalstar: Who are the Hoodies?

Hoodies: We are an up and coming rap group out of New York and we are going to change the game!

VS: Describe the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome as an artist?

Hoodies: The biggest obstacle we’ve had to overcome as artist is trying to escape the troubles in our area. We live in a small town with nothing to do but find trouble. But music saved us from going down that path and made us better artists!

VS: Who are your biggest musical influences?

Poppa: Biggest musical influences are E-Class (2Pac, Nas, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Dave East, Styles P, Jadakiss, Tsu Surf, Juelz Santana, Common and Kool G Rap)

E-Class: Poppa (Biggie, 2pac, Nas, and 50 Cent)

VS: Where can we expect to see you in 5 years?

Hoodies: In 5 years you could expect to see us on the top of the rap game… Not to sound cliché but we have the potential to bring the golden era back!

VS: What’s your idea of success as an artist?

Hoodies: Our idea of success for an artist is being able to touch the world with our music. Being appreciated for our art and being able to pave a way for other artist to come in and make an impact as well!

Follow The Hoodies on IG @thehoodies_

Class & Young Poppa ❗️🤘🏾

Seen on Ellen, BET, Funk Flex Hot 97, shade45.


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