A Boogie wit da Hoodie is an American rapper born Artist Julius Dubose in 1995. He was born in the Bronx and raised in the Highbridge section of New York City. At age 12 he began listening to rap music and attended Eagle Academy where he started writing his own material. He sold drugs to get by and at age 16 his parents sent him to Florida once they were made aware. He graduated from Preparatory Academy and was kept under house arrest while he began working on an amateur studio. In 2015 he moved back to New York to pursue a career in music and released his debut project Artist the next year and garnered some critical attention. A Boogie released another project that year with fellow rapper Don Q and caught the attention of Drake who brought him out for three dates on the Summer Sixteen Tour.
A Boogie’s debut EP TBA charted on the Billboard 200 chart. He was quickly named to the 2017 XXL Freshman Class and released his debut album The Bigger Artist after signing with Atlantic. The lead single, “Drowning” with Kodak Black, garnered great critical acclaim and success. He later worked with rapper 6ix9ine on a handful of tracks before dropping his second album Hoodie SZN in late 2018. In 2019, A Boogie was featured on numerous records and would work towards his third project.
A Boogie’s debut Artist was certified Gold and peaked at #70 on the Billboard 200 chart. Both of his studio albums have been certified Platinum and have peaked at #4 and #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, respectively. Two singles from Artist, “My Shit” and “Jungle,” were both certified double Platinum. His hit single “Drowning” was certified quadruple Platinum and peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100. A Boogie has achieved one more Gold record and four more Platinum records.
A Boogie recently dropped “Reply” with rapper Lil Uzi Vert to much success as he prepares for his third album, Artist 2.0. Both “Reply” and his lead single “Mood Swings” have charted on the Hot 100, peaking at #49 and #76, respectively.