Birth nameAnthony Dixson
BornAugust 30, 1989 (age 29)
Compton, California
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2013–present
LabelsInterscope, Shady Records, LoveRenaissance
Associated acts
  1. A Boogie New Mixtape
  2. A Boogie Mixtape Download

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Anthony Dixson,[1][2] better known by his stage name, Boogie, (born August 30, 1989) is an American hip-hop artist from Compton, California.[2] He is known for his ability to bring real life experiences into his music.[1] His debut mixtape, Thirst 48, was released on June 24, 2014, followed by his next mixtape, The Reach which was released a year later. In 2016, he released his third mixtape Thirst 48, Pt. II and signed to Shady Records/Interscope in 2017.[3] His debut album Everythings for Sale was released on January 25, 2019.[4]

  • 2Musical career
  • 3Discography

Early life[edit]

Boogie grew up in Compton, California and was a member of the church choir.[2] His son, Darius, was born June 24, 2009, and was the catalyst for him to take music more seriously.[5] In 2010, he enrolled in recording courses at Long Beach City College, using financial aid money to purchase recording equipment.[6] He is also a single father of his son, working in part-time jobs and eventually, rapping became his full-time career.[7]

Musical career[edit]

2014–2016: Thirst 48, The Reach and Thirst 48, Pt. II[edit]

Boogie's musical career started when he joined the First Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church choir[8] in 8th grade under the guidance of his mother.[2][9] While a member of the choir, he was introduced to gangbanging and slowly began to make the transition from gospel to rap.[9][1] On June 24, 2014, he released his debut mixtape Thirst 48, which chronicled his life and struggles.[10][2] A year later, his debut was followed by his breakthrough mixtape The Reach, was released on June 24.[2] He signed a deal with Interscope Records in 2015.[2]

His break out single, “Oh My” was released in 2015 and produced by Jahlil Beats.[11][12] In 2016, Boogie released Thirst 48, Pt. II via Interscope Records,[2] a continuation of his debut mixtape from 2014 that also deals with new themes such as Millennial reliance on social media.[13]

2017–present: Everythings for Sale[edit]

In October 2017, it was announced that Boogie signed to Shady Records.[10] He was featured in the digital 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards Detroit Cypher and made an appearance behind Eminem in his solo freestyle.[12][2] His first release from Shady Records was “Violence,” a collaboration with Masego,[14] in December 2017. The release was followed up by two more songs in 2018 - “Self Destruction” in May[15][16] and “Deja Vu” in August.[17] He has gained praise from Rihanna, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar.[18][9][19][12][14]

Boogie is currently managed by LoveRenaissance (LVRN). He opened for 6lack alongside Tierra Whack[20] on 6lack's world tour. Boogie's debut album Everythings for Sale released on January 25 with melodic singles like 'Rainy Days', 'Silent Ride' and 'Self Destruction'.[4] The album includes guest appearances from Eminem, 6LACK, and J.I.D, among others.[21]


Studio albums[edit]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
Everythings for Sale
  • Released: January 25, 2019
  • Label: Shady, Interscope
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming


TitleAlbum details
Thirst 48[25]
  • Released: June 24, 2014
  • Format: Digital download
The Reach[26]
  • Released: June 24, 2015
  • Format: Digital download
Thirst 48, Pt. II[27]
  • Released: October 14, 2016
  • Format: Digital download


List of singles as lead artist, with showing year released and album name
'Bitter Raps'2014Thirst 48
'Oh My'2015The Reach
'No Way'2016Thirst 48, Pt. II
'Nigga Needs'
'Self Destruction'2018Everythings for Sale
'Silent Ride'2019

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
'City of God'[28]2016CozzNothin Personal
'Roped Off'[29]The Game, ProblemStreets of Compton
'Today'[30]Denzel Curry, Allan Kingdomnon-album single
'Monster 2.0'Jacob Banksnon-album single
'4 The Record'BuddyMagnolia
'Bad Azz'DJ Quik, Problem, Dom Kennedy, Bad LuccRosecrans
'Dumb'2018Royce da 5'9'Book of Ryan
'I Was on the Block'2019YG, Valee4Real 4Real


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  2. ^ abcdefghi'Boogie Is The Next Compton Rapper To Reach For The Throne'. 2017-12-08. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
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  6. ^'Show And Prove: Boogie Is a New Type of West Coast Rapper - XXL'. XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
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  11. ^'Who Is Boogie? Meet The L.A. Rapper Who's About to Run the Summer With His Song 'Oh My''. Complex. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
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  13. ^'Compton Rapper Boogie Tells Personal Stories for the Internet Age'. Noisey. 2016-03-08. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  14. ^ ab'Boogie's New Song Is A Perfect Example Of Why Eminem Signed Him'. MTV News. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  15. ^'Boogie Drops Surreal Video for New Single 'Self Destruction''. Complex. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  16. ^'Boogie's 'Self Destruction' Video Shows His Fun Side: Watch'. Vibe. 2018-05-25. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  17. ^'Boogie Brings Back The Mannequin Challenge For Trippy 'Deja Vu''. HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  18. ^'Boogie Has The Talent And Desire To Be Compton's Next Great Rapper'. UPROXX. 2017-05-03. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  19. ^'Eminem Reveals What Made Him Sign Compton Rapper Boogie -'. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  20. ^'6LACK Announces World Tour Featuring Tierra Whack, Boogie & More'. HotNewHipHop. 14 August 2018. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  21. ^'Boogie recruits Eminem, J.I.D., and more on Everythings For Sale'. The Fader. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  22. ^'Boogie Chart History: Billboard 200'. Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  23. ^'Boogie Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums'. Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  24. ^'Boogie Chart History: Canadian Albums'. Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  25. ^'Thirst 48'. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  26. ^'The Reach'. Hotnewhiphop. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  27. ^'Thirst 48 Part II'. Hotnewhiphop. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  28. ^Hernandez, Victoria (2016-01-05). 'Cozz 'Nothin Personal' Mixtape Stream, Cover Art & Tracklist'. HipHopDX.
  29. ^'The Game - Roped Off Feat. Problem & Boogie (Prod. By League Of Starz)'. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  30. ^'Denzel Curry - Today Feat. Boogie & Allan Kingdom'. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  31. ^'Niia - California Feat. Boogie'. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
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Dubose performing in November 2017
Background information
Birth nameArtist Dubose
BornDecember 6, 1995 (age 23)
The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2016–present
Associated acts

Artist Julius Dubose (born December 6, 1995), known professionally as A Boogie wit da Hoodie (or simply A Boogie), is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his single 'Drowning' featuring American rapper Kodak Black, which peaked at number 38 on the BillboardHot 100 chart.[2] His debut studio album, The Bigger Artist, was released on September 29, 2017 and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart.[3] He later went on to release his second studio album, Hoodie SZN, on December 21, 2018 and became his first number one album on the Billboard 200.[4] He is signed to Highbridge the Label and Atlantic Records.

  • 2Career

Early life

Artist Julius Dubose was born on December 6, 1995 in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City.[5] Dubose was raised in Highbridge and began rapping at age twelve after listening to Kanye West and 50 Cent.[6][7] He attended Eagle Academy, where he expanded upon rapping during his freshman year, performing in cyphers at lunchtime by performing rhymes he had already written and stored in a large notebook he carried with him.[8] Remarking on his time in high school to XXL, he said 'I was regular, nobody really noticed me. I was the one in the back of the classroom, quiet.'[9]

On his unconventional stage name, DuBose told Newsweek, 'I used to watch Paid in Full every day when I was like 12, 13, and then I started rapping and everybody would call me A Boogie [a character from the film]. And then the hoodie came along because I was wearing hoodies all the time. [People] started saying A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and it stuck. The only other rap name [I would have considered] is Artist, and that’s my real name (Artist J. Dubose). After a while, everybody will know me as Artist.'[10]

Growing up, Dubose frequently got into legal trouble, mainly for selling cannabis and narcotics,[8] after finding out when he was sixteen, Dubose's parents sent him to Florida as punishment. He graduated from high school at the Performance-based Preparatory Academy in Fort Pierce, Florida.[6]

Following his graduation from high school, Dubose began to focus on music while working jobs in different sectors including construction and pizza delivery.[11]


2016: Career beginnings

Dubose released his first song when he released the song 'Quiet Storm', a freestyle over the Mobb Deep classic.[8]

In 2015, Dubose moved back to New York in an attempt to start making hip-hop his full-time career. He and rapper, Quincy “Qp” Acheampong then created the Highbridge label and set up a home studio.[12][8] A Boogie released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled Artist, in February 2016, which launched his career and was on Forbes list of up-and-coming rappers.[13] The mixtape was recorded during a time where Dubose was dealing with a difficult break-up which helped influence the mixtape and Dubose's future sound all together.[8]

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Dubose then released a collaborative project, alongside fellow Highbridge-based rapper Don Q, titled Highbridge the Label: The Takeover Vol.1, on May 18, 2016. Dubose went on to have three opening dates on Drake and Future's Summer Sixteen Tour.[14] Dubose is also co-signed by Drake.[15] In July 2016, A Boogie signed a deal with Atlantic Records.[16] In September 2016, he was featured on the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher alongside Don Q, Russ, Kent Jones and Nick Grant.[17] Later in October 2016, A Boogie released his first extended play (EP), titled TBA, in acronym for 'The Bigger Artist'.[18] The EP peaked at number 63 on the US Billboard 200 chart and appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's 40 Best Rap Albums of 2016 list.[19][20]

2017–present: The Bigger Artist and Hoodie SZN

On June 13, 2017, Dubose was named as one of the ten of XXL's '2017 Freshman Class'.[21] On September 29, 2017, he released his debut studio album, The Bigger Artist, featuring guest appearances from Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, PnB Rock and YoungBoy Never Broke Again.[22] The album's lead single, 'Drowning' featuring Kodak Black, has peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became his highest charting single in the country so far.[2]

Dubose was featured on fellow New York rapper 6ix9ine's single, 'Keke' on January 14, 2018. The song peaked at 43 on the Billboard Hot 100. Dubose also appeared on the song 'Waka' on 6ix9ine's album Dummy Boy released in November 2018.

Dubose's second album Hoodie SZN was released on December 21, 2018 with features by 6ix9ine, Juice WRLD, Offset and more. It debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200, selling 90,000 copies in its first week. It reached number one on January 14, 2019.

Personal life

Dubose later met the social media influencer Ella Rodriguez also known as “Ella Bands” who he had star in his first music video. Dubose and Ella had a daughter Melody Valentine Dubose together on February 14, 2017.[23]


Studio albums

  • The Bigger Artist (2017)
  • Hoodie SZN (2018)


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  3. ^'A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Chart history: Billboard 200'. Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. ^'A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Announces 'Hoodie SZN' Release Date'. HotNewHipHop. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  5. ^Jeffries, David. 'A Boogie wit da Hoodie – Biography'. AllMusic. RhythmOne. Archived from the original on February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  6. ^ ab'The Break Presents: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie'. XXL. June 17, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  7. ^'Up-And-Coming Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Starts To Dominate Charts'. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  8. ^ abcde'A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie: Restless in New York'. PigeonsandPlanes. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  9. ^'A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's 2017 XXL Freshman Freestyle and Interview'. 2017 XXL Freshman Class. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  10. ^'Who is A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie? Bronx rapper leads the hip-hop and R&B charts'. Newsweek. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  11. ^MONTREALITY (September 25, 2017), A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE x MONTREALITY ⌁ Interview, retrieved September 26, 2017
  12. ^XXL (September 13, 2016), A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Talks Highbridge the Label, New EP and More, retrieved September 22, 2017
  13. ^Buli, Liv. 'Up-And-Coming Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Starts To Dominate Charts'. Forbes. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  14. ^'A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Unleashes 'TBA' EP: Exclusive Premiere'. Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  15. ^'Drake Co-Signs A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie in a Major Way'. Complex. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  16. ^'A Boogie Partners Up With Atlantic Records'. Def Pen. July 28, 2016.
  17. ^'A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Kent Jones, Nick Grant, Russ and Don Q Perform in 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher'. XXL. October 4, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  18. ^By Jessie MorrisFollow Jessie on Twitter and Instagram. 'Stream A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's New 'TBA' EP'. Complex. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  19. ^'A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Chart History: Billboard 200'. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  20. ^'40 Best Rap Albums of 2016'. Rolling Stone. December 22, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  21. ^'XXL Freshman 2017 Cover Revealed'. XXL. June 13, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  22. ^'A Boogie Shares Artwork & Release Date For Debut Album 'The Bigger Artist''. HotNewHipHop. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  23. ^'A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE WELCOMES BABY GIRL'. February 19, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2018.

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