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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 bringing 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]

Boogie
Birth nameAnthony Dixson
Born (1989-08-30) August 30, 1989 (age 30)
Compton, California
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2013–present
LabelsInterscope, Shady Records, LoveRenaissance
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

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 careerEdit

2014–2016: Thirst 48, The Reach and Thirst 48, Pt. IIEdit

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 SaleEdit

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]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[22]
US
R&B/HH

[23]
CAN
[24]
Everythings for Sale
  • Released: January 25, 2019
  • Label: Shady, Interscope
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
28 18 61

MixtapesEdit

Title Album 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

SinglesEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Bitter Raps" 2014 Thirst 48
"Oh My" 2015 The Reach
"No Way" 2016 Thirst 48, Pt. II
"Nigga Needs"
"Sunroof" 2017
"Self Destruction" 2018 Everythings for Sale
"Silent Ride" 2019

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"City of God"[28] 2016 Cozz Nothin Personal
"Roped Off"[29] The Game, Problem Streets of Compton
"Today"[30] Denzel Curry, Allan Kingdom non-album single
"Monster 2.0" Jacob Banks non-album single
"California"[31] 2017 Niia I
"4 The Record" Buddy Magnolia
"Bad Azz" DJ Quik, Problem, Dom Kennedy, Bad Lucc Rosecrans
"Dumb" 2018 Royce da 5'9" Book of Ryan
"I Was on the Block" 2019 YG, Valee 4Real 4Real

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Boogie: A Rapper of Consequence | Pitchfork". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Boogie Is The Next Compton Rapper To Reach For The Throne". Vibe.com. 2017-12-08. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  3. ^ "Shady Records Signs Boogie". Shady Records. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Boogie Announced His Debut Album, 'Everything's For Sale'". Uproxx.com. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  5. ^ Maloney, Devon. "Rapper Boogie puts son Darius first — sometimes even on his songs - Los Angeles Times". Latimes.com. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  6. ^ "Show And Prove: Boogie Is a New Type of West Coast Rapper - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  7. ^ "Meet Boogie: Rising Rapper From Long Beach, CA". HotNewHipHop.com. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  8. ^ http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "The Emotional Journey Of Boogie From Gang Life To "Oh My"". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  9. ^ a b c "Rapper Boogie: From Gangs to Club Bangers and Kendrick Lamar Cosigns". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  10. ^ a b Aswad, Jem (2017-10-11). "Eminem's Shady Records Signs Compton Rapper Boogie". Variety. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  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.
  12. ^ a b c "Boogie Feels Super Blessed to Have Eminem's Cosign - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  13. ^ "Compton Rapper Boogie Tells Personal Stories for the Internet Age". Noisey. 2016-03-08. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  14. ^ a b "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 - AllHipHop.com". AllHipHop.com. 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". Hotnewhiphop.com. 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)". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  30. ^ "Denzel Curry - Today Feat. Boogie & Allan Kingdom". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  31. ^ "Niia - California Feat. Boogie". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.