Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie released his first studio album “The Bigger Artist” in September. The young rapper collaborated with R&B artists such as Chris Brown and Trey Songz, also sharing ideas with fellow 2017 XXL freshmen like PnB Rock and YoungBoy while staying “Undefeated” with 21 Savage and hitting the album’s most listened song, “Drowning” featuring Kodak Black.
According to Forbes, the artist entered the room for a listening party at the 40/40 Club where the album was going to be played for the first time and spoke with a humble tone saying, “I don’t know whether to be hyped about it or what. This is my first album and it’s lit.”
Boogie’s singles “Jungle” and “Timeless” helped him gain most of his
popularity before his first studio album. The most popular songs “No Promises” and “Undefeated” were created with one of the biggest rappers of the year, 21 Savage. The album ends with “Beast Mode,” a collaboration with fellow XXL classmates. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie was also assisted by Broward’s best present-day artist, Kodak Black, to create the song “Drowning” which he released a couple months ago and appears on the album. The hit single has already secured the 38th position on the Hot 100 billboard and has held the position for twenty-one weeks in a row.
He mixed this album with a well-picked selection of experienced artists as well as a combination of growing artists since music lovers are continuously interested in the innovations of new artists. Metro Boomin, Cardo and DJ Mustard, who assisted on the production side of the album, have the potential to create further successful singles for Boogie. Metro Boomin especially, since he is arguably the most influential and famous hip-hop producer in the business.
This album is truly a great piece, especially when you are in the mood to feel hyped up. This new generation of rappers isn’t necessarily recognized for their lyrics but for their songs’ rhythm and simplicity. Boogie’s style is one to exalt compared to others from this time.
If you truly enjoy hip hop, this is an album to listen to, as it’s highly enjoyable because of the beats and lyrics presented. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie should definitely be recognized as the best 2017 XXL freshman..