INTERVIEW: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Talks Debut Album 'The Bigger Artist'
By Isha Thorpe
September 29, 2017
If you’re from New York City and you love hip hop, then you most definitely know who A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is.
The upcoming rapper has been having one hell of a time in the spotlight so far and he’s only getting bigger. The Bronx artist has already received not one, but two plaques for two previously released tracks “My S**t” and “Drowning” featuring Kodak Black. Boogie has also been featured on the Fate of the Furious soundtrack. Plus, he’s one of the featured recording artists in the 2017 XXL Freshman class. A Boogie is out here doing big things!
That brings us to his brand new body of work. The Bigger Artist is the first studio album from the rising star. The project features the likes of Chris Brown, 21 Savage, Trey Songz, PnB Rock and more. In support of his debut album, A Boogie is also on "The Bigger Artist" tour. The trek kicked off on Sept. 24 in Washington, DC and it'll end on Dec. 17 in London, United Kingdom.
iHeartRadio spoke to A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie about The Bigger Artist. Peep the conversation below and buy the album here.
Why did you name your debut album The Bigger Artist?
I made my first debut album The Bigger Artist because I feel like that's who I am, the bigger artist, compared to [how] I started off.
Is there anything you feel like you have to prove with this debut?
I feel like I got nothing to prove with this album right here, but at the same time I know there's more growing to do as an artist. So, I'mma just keep on going with the flow.
Was it your government name (Artist J. Dubose) that made you want to be an artist of some sort?
It's not just my government name that made me wanna be an artist. But, it's the type of music and the type of vibes that I like, and music in general that made me want to be an artist. And it's much more to just being a rapper.
Do you feel like you’ve made the New York rap community proud?
I feel like I made the New York rap community proud. Being from the Bronx where hip hop was originated, I'm young, and I'm doing my thing. I'm reppin' this city everywhere I go.
Besides you, who’s the biggest artist to ever walk the earth -- dead or alive -- and what makes them that?
Dead or alive, in my eyes Michael Jackson is the biggest artist to ever walk this earth due to the fact that he just moved the world with his songs and touched people. He broke records that [were] not even possible at his time. And besides, he was the King of Pop.
If there were only five words that described your new album, what would they be?
Melodic, masterpiece, vicarious, tunnel vision, and dedication.
**WARNING: Explicit language**
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