Rapper Hoodie Allen promotes new single 'Nolan Ryan' with a picture of Jerry Grote
While the rest of the world was busy marveling at the throwing prowess of Yoenis Cespedes, New York-based rapper Hoodie Allen was readying to drop (that's what the kids say, right?) a brand new single. For those of you who aren't aware or haven't cared up to this point, Hoodie Allen is the reigning king of America's "frat rap" music genre who burst onto the scene back in 2012 with a fake ID and a checklist.
Okay, now that you're all caught up, let's focus on what Hoodie's been up to lately. Suspense was building on Tuesday night, when Hoodie Allen took to social media to tease his latest single, "Nolan Ryan."
The song dropped on Wednesday morning and promptly lit up Twitter as a bunch of folks heralded it as the song of the summer.
He name-checks Ryan in the third verse:
The problem? Nolan Ryan was indeed a member of the 1969 Miracle Mets, but the art Allen used on Facebook and Twitter is actually a picture of Ryan's onetime teammate, catcher Jerry Grote.
"Nolan Ryan" dropping tomorrow. Spread the word! pic.twitter.com/pXDA9KHtoM- Hoodie Allen (@HoodieAllen) June 10, 2014