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.

In 2016, E-Class and Young Poppa created what they would eventually call the In The Whip freestyle series. They freestyled raps on camera and uploaded them on social media. The idea came from the two brothers freestyling in their mom’s car.

Youtube Video
E-Class & Young Poppa (The Hoodies) One More Step Freestyle

One of the freestyles went viral in October 2016, generating over 3 million views. ​After gaining recognition from the video, they received lots of attention on social media and even made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show ​.

In addition, they also freestyled with members of The Lox ​: Jadakiss ​ and Styles P ​.


The Hoodies hit 845themixshow Nov 9th  to kick it with Jlyneé, Lady D and Dj Doowyah. If you thought the their freestyle was epic on Hot 97 was epic ?  Watch how they put on for the 845 Nov 9th.




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