As a long-time fan of A Boogie wit da Hoodie, I‘m excited to provide a comprehensive overview of one of rap‘s brightest rising stars. Here‘s a quick rundown of key facts to get to know the acclaimed Bronx-born rapper:
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Born in 1995, A Boogie wit da Hoodie grew up in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx alongside fellow rapper Don Q. He had a passion for music from a young age, citing Nas, Tupac, and The Diplomats as early influences. By 2016, he began sharing his own music online, quickly gaining a following for his melodic vocals and charismatic delivery.
That year, he dropped his first mixtape, ‘Artist‘, showcasing his signature sound through tracks like ‘My Shit‘ and ‘Jungle‘. The mixtape earned over 300,000 streams on Soundcloud alone, capturing the attention of Atlantic Records. They signed him to their Highbridge imprint later in 2016, setting the stage for his meteoric rise.
Rise to Fame and Debut Album
A Boogie‘s career skyrocketed following his record deal with Atlantic/Highbridge. He landed his first Billboard Hot 100 entry in 2016, featuring on 6lack’s single ‘Ex Calling’. His own breakout hit ‘Drowning’ with Kodak Black peaked at #38 on the Hot 100, ultimately going platinum.
Buoyed by the success, he released his debut album ‘The Bigger Artist’ in 2017. Propelled by hits like ‘Drowning’ and ‘Look Back at It’, the album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, cementing him as one of rap’s rising talents. For a newcomer, it was an incredible achievement that highlighted his infectious melodies and contemporary songwriting.
Continued Success and Latest Releases
In the years since his debut, A Boogie has collaborated with today‘s rap luminaries like Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD and Drake while scoring multiple platinum hits. His 2018 album ‘Hoodie SZN’ topped the Billboard 200, powered by the 3x platinum single ‘Look Back at It’.
He’s also dominated with tracks like ‘Swervin‘’, ‘Mood Swings’, and ‘DTB 4 Life’. His latest album ‘Artist 2.0’ incorporates melodic styles with a more introspective, melancholic ethos. It includes features from Lil Durk, Roddy Ricch and his childhood hero Nas, showing how A Boogie continues to evolve as an artist.
As a longtime fan, I’m excited to see what he has in store next. His unique artistry makes him one of contemporary rap’s most compelling rising stars.