This boastful jam featuring Jay Rock is the second single from R&B singer Omarion's third studio album, Ollusion. The singer told MTV News: "'Hoodie' is, like, one of my favorite songs on the album. It's a conceptual record. It's rare you'll hear conceptual records that identify with objects. 'Hoodie' is something I felt like Michael [Jackson] would do."
The song's music video is dedicated to Michael Jackson. Both Jay Rock and Omarion's mother appear in it. The clip for the follow-up single "Speedin'" follows the events of this one.
Omarion explained the album title to MTV News: "The title is derived from the word illusion. The thing about Omarion and my history, because I've been in the game so long, sometimes I feel I could be typecast. That's why I decided to change my appearance and things like that. You always hear rumors of me - I've got a girl pregnant. I've married a stripper and she's bisexual. There's so much misconception about Omarion. I felt Ollusion was the perfect title because people don't really know me that well even though I've been in the game. Ollusion is gonna set things straight."